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Boston 200 

Projects 
Catalogue 



BOSTON 200 
PROJECTS CATALOGUE 



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third editiom 
November 29, 1974 



CITYGAME SUMMARY 



I. BOSTON 200 EXHIBITS AND TASK FORCE PROGRAMS 

A. Major Exhibitions 

The Revolution: Where It All Began 1760-1775 
18th Century Boston 

The Grand Exposition of Progress and Invention 
19th Century Boston 

Where ' s Boston 

20th Century Boston 



Quincy Market 
Stuart Street 
Prudential Pavillion 



B. Task Force Exhibits 

"Medicine and Health Care in Boston" 

Also: Boston 200 Broadside on Medical Institutions 
Lowell Lecture Series 



Museum of Science 



"Religious Diversity: Boston's Heritage of Freedom" Prudential Skywalk 
Also: Boston 200 Broadside on Religious Institutions 
Programs at churches and temples 



'Literary Boston" 

Also: Boston 200 Broadside on Literature 

Readings of Poetry, Prose and Criticism 
The Old Corner Bookstore 

'Boston Women" 

Also: Women's Festival, April 1975 
Women's Information Kiosk 
Boston 200 Broadside on Women 
Film series on "American Women" 
Women's programs and events 



Boston Public Library 



Jordan Marsh 
City Hall/ 
Hospitality Center 



C. Task Force Programs 

Education: Bicentennial Curriculum Guides 

Special programs in Boston elementary and secondary schools 
Boston 200 Broadside on higher education in Boston 

Child Care: Child Care Center at City Hall 

Boston 200 Broadside on Child Care 
Child Care Resource Center 



Architecture: Tours of Boston Architecture 

Film on Government Center and the Waterfront 

John Hancock Observatory: A Boston Topographical Panorama 

Boston 200 Broadside on Architecture, Old and New 

Law and Civil Liberties: 

TV spots on Bili of Rights 

Re-enactment of famous Boston debates, arguments, trials 

Forums at Faneuil Half 

Publication on eminent Boston jurists 

Science and invention: 

200 Years of Yankee ingenuity at the 
Boston Museum of Science 

Labor: "Working Bostonians" Exhibit and Slide Show 

Oral History Program on Labor Movement 

Ecology and Environment: 

Map and Brochure of Boston Parks and Waterways 
Programs at New England Aquarium and Arnold Arboretum 
The Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum 
Film: Boston and the Sea 

Visual Arts: Museum of Fine Arts 

Institute of Contemporary Art 
Fogg Art Museum 

Boston 200 Broadside on Visual Arts 
Festive Banners for the City 

Military History: 

"The Whites of Their Eyes," film on the Battle 
of Bunker Hill 
Hoosac Pier, Navy Yard 
First Corps Cadet Exhibit 

II. BOSTON 200 DISCOVERY NETWORK 

Eight Neighborhood Walking Trails to Explore the City 

New Historic Markers for the walking trails 

Informational Kiosks with Walking Trail and MBTA Maps 

III. CITYGAME PUBLICATIONS 

Boston 200 Official Guidebook 

Boston 200 Official Coupon Book 

Boston 200 Official Historical Calendar for 1975 



Boston 200 Citygames 
Boston 200 Broadside Series: 



Medicine 

Religion 

Literature 

Women 

Education 

Child Care 



Architecture 

Labor 

Waterways and Parks 

Visual Arts 

Military History 

Banking and Finance 



Theatre in Boston 
Statues and Plaques 
Irish History 
Italian History- 
Black Culture 
Hispanic Culture 



FESTIVAL AMERICAN SUMMARY 



I. BICENTENNIAL FORUMS AND LECTURES 

The Bicentennial Forums: "Boston Examines the American Experiment" 

Forums and Lectures for Literature, Medicine, 
Law and Other Boston 200 Endorsed Programs 

II. THE BOSTON 200 TROUBADOURS 



III. BOSTON 200 FESTIVALS 

Festival of the Four Elements - Air, Earth, Fire and Water 
Weekend Children's Festivals in Copley Square 



IV. OPENING WEEKEND: THE BICENTENNIAL BEGINS, APRIL 19, 1975 



V. ETHNIC, PATRIOTIC AND SPORTS EVENTS 



VI. BOSTON SALUTES THE PERFORMING ARTS 

The Boston Center for the Arts 

The New England Conservatory of Music 

Berklee School of Music 

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Pops 

The Boston Ballet 

The National Center For Afro-American Artists 

The Proposition 



ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS AND HISTORIC RESTORATION 



I. THE BOSTON NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK 



II . FANEUIL HALL MARKETS RESTORATION 



III. PRESERVING BOSTON'S HISTORIC SITES 



National Park Service Historic Preservation Grants, 1974-1975 

The Old State House 

The Old Granary Burying Ground 

Rachel Revere Square 

The Phipps Street Cemetery 

King's Chapel Cemetery 

Copp's Hill Cemetery 

John Eliot Square 

The Old South Meeting House 

IV. THE BOSTON COMMON AND PUBLIC GARDENS 

The City of Boston's Master Plan 
The Liberty Plantree Program 
The Friends of the Public Garden 



V. ENVIRONMENTAL AMENITIES FOR THE BICENTENNIAL 

Lighting for Boston's Parks and Historic Buildings 
Adding Benches to Boston's Streets and Parks 
More Litterbaskets for a Cleaner Boston 



NEIGHBORHOOD AND ETHNIC PROGRAMS 



I . NEIGHBORHOOD ORAL HISTORIES AND ARCHIVES 



HISTORY BOOKLETS OF BOSTON'S NEIGHBORHOODS: PRESERVING THE PAST 



II. MARKERS FOR BOSTON NEIGHBORHOODS: LOCAL HISTORY REDISCOVERED 



III. BOSTON 200 NEIGHBORHOOD EXHIBITS 



TV. BOSTON 200 ETHNIC PROGRAMS: BOSTON SALUTES ITS NEIGHBORHOODS 

The Irish Contribution 

Italians in Boston 

Chinatown 

Hispanic Culture in Boston 

Black Conrnunity Projects 



V. VISIBLE PROJECTS: LASTING IMPROVEMENTS IN BOSTON NEIGHBORHOODS 

Alls ton/ Brighton Hyde Park 

Back Bay Jamaica Plain 

Beacon Hill Mattapan 

Charlestown North End 

Chinatown Parker Hill/Mission Hill 

Dorchester - Fields Comer Roslindale 

Dorchester - Franklin Field Roxbury 

Dorchester - Uphams Corner South Boston 

East Boston South End/Bay Village 

Fenway West Roxbury 

Waterfront 



VISITOR SERVICES SUMMARY 



BOSTON 200 MAJOR INFORMATION CENTERS 

City Hall Hospitality Center 

Copley Square Visitor Information Center: John Hancock Tower Lobby 

Logan Airport Visitor Information Center 

Boston Common Visitor Information Center 



II. BOSTON 200 SECONDARY INFORMATION NETWORK 

Boston Hotels, Restaurants and Commercial Buildings 
Other Secondary Information Outlets 
South Station Information Kiosk 



III. BOSTON 200 ACCOMMODATIONS CLEARING HOUSE 



IV. BOSTON 200 CLEANUP CORPS 



V. PUBLIC INFORMATION SERVICES 

The Boston 200 Newspaper 

The Boston 200 Bulletin 

The Boston 200 Calendar of Events 

The New York Times Supplements 

"When It All Begins" - A Direct-Dial Message Phone 

A Boston 200 Exhibit 

The Boston 200 Brochure 

The Boston 200 Flyer - The Americans Are Coming 

The Boston 200 Advertising Campaign 



VI. THE FREEDOM TRAIL BROCHURE 



VII. THE FREEDOM TRAIL FUND 



VIII. THE BOSTON 200 GUIDE PROGRAM 

A Training Program for Boston 200 Guides 

Staffing Boston 200 Information Centers and Key Historic Sites 
The Boston 200 Youth Corps - A Guide Training Program for High 
School Students 



IX. BOSTON 200 FOREIGN VISITOR SERVICES 



X. THE BOSTON 200 SHUTTLE BUS 



XI. SPECIAL SERVICES FOR THE HANDICAPPED 



CITYGAME: THE CITY IS THE EXHIBIT 

Citygaroe has as its overall purpose the celebration of the 
qualities of urban life that make Boston unique and exciting. 

Citygame ' s three major exhibits, on the 18th, 19th, and 20th 
centuries, its network of neighborhood walking trails, and its 
host of exhibits, events and publications will open up Boston's 
wealth of historical, cultural, educational, scientific and 
civic institutions to Bostonians and its many Bicentennial visitors. 

The Citygame program lias been designed to accomplish several 
objectives: 

1. To encourage Boston's neighborhoods and institutions to 
rediscover and make visible their heritage; 

2. To educate residents and visitors to a new awareness of 
the city that surrounds them, and to raise their concern 
for improving the quality of city life; 

3. To stimulate communication between individuals and 
institutions ; 

4. To enrich Boston's life by developing permanent exhibits and 
programs that will remain long after the Bicentennial. 

Each Citygame program has been developed by one of Boston 200 's 
task forces. Experts and professionals in each field have designed 



these programs emphasizing Boston's special characteristics in 
a wide range of areas: 



18th Century History 

19th Century History 

Medicine 

Literature 

Religion 

Women 

Education 

Child Care 

Architecture 

Law and Civil Liberties 



Labor 

Ecology and Environment 
Military History 
Banking and Finance 
Visual Arts 
Irish History 
Italian History 
Black Culture 
Hispanic Culture 
Sports 



The Task Force Programs in Irish History, Italian History, 
Black Culture, and Hispanic Culture are described in the section 
on Neighborhood and Community Programs. The Sports Task Force 
programs are part of Festival American. 



A summary of Boston 200 's Citygame follows, with reference to 
this Projects Catalogue. 



Task Force Programs and Exhibits Citygame 



THE REVOLUTION: WHERE IT ALL BEGAN 1760-1775 

Boston's historic Quincy Market (1827) behind Faneuil Hall 
is the site of one of Boston 200 's most important exhibits, 
The Revolution: Where It All Began 1760-1775 . 

The concept of the exhibit itself is revolutionary. Not 
only will it give the visitor the flavor of historic Boston's 
diverse economic, social and political life, but it will take 
him back in time and allow him to re-live and participate in those 
fast-moving, pre-revolutionary years. 

The exhibit is laid out so that the visitor moves chronolog- 
ically through the series of events that signalled and provoked 
the Revolution — The Stamp Acts, The Boston Massacre, The Tea Party, 
The Intolerable Acts. At certain critical points, the visitor will 
be asked to participate in the same dramatic decision -making process 
that Bostonians of the Revolutionary Era had to contemplate as the 
American Colonies moved from a dependent to an independent consciousness. 

Its value to the city's schools cannot be measured. And it is 
possible that this exhibit will become a permanent part of Boston's 
unique fabric of cultural and educational resources. 

SPONSOR: The Rouse Company 350,000 Investment; 

350,000 Donated Space 

DESIGNER: Michael Sands Associates 

LOCATION: The Quincy Market 



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THE GRAND EXPOSITION OF PROGRESS AND INVENTION 
Nineteenth Century Boston 

Boston in the post-Civil War Era is the basis for this 
fascinating exhibit. The Exposition will celebrate the wealth 
of technological and industrial innovations of the times, as 
well as depict scenes illustrating Victorian Boston's people, 
places, activites and lifestyles. 

The startling topographical changes in the city will be 
demonstrated and explained through maps, panoramas and models. 

Visitors will be able to operate and examine nineteenth 
century inventions in the fields of sewing, weaving, printing, 
manufacturing, packaging and mass distribution. 

Alcoves decorated as theatres, churches and dance halls 
will give the visitor the opportunity to walk through nineteenth 
century settings. The exhibit will trace Boston's growth from a 
provincial town to a major cosmopolitan center. 

SPONSOR: The Gillette Company $500,000 Investment 

DESIGNER: Woods and Ramirez, Inc. 

LOCATION: First Corps Cadet Armory, Columbus Avenue and Stuart Street 



Task Force Programs and Exhibits 



Citygame 



WHERE'S B OSTON: 
Visions of the City 
Twentieth Century Boston 

Twentieth century Boston is highlighted in a special exhibit 
celebrating Boston as a living and livable city. Taped interviews 
provide the script for an innovative multi-media show, which will 
combine text, music, and photographs to produce a unique view of 
the city today. 

Boston's many faces, the variety of its peoples and lifestyles, 
the special character of its neighborhoods, the sense of comnunity 
in work and leisure, provide the focal points of the presentation. 

The exhibit will also highlight the unique physical heritage 
of twentieth century Boston, with its interplay of old and new that 
links the people of today's city to the past. 

The exhibit will the the orientation point for all Citygame 
exhibits and programs. 



SPONSOR: 

ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS: 
PRODUCTION DIRECTOR: 
LOCATION: 



The Prudential Life Insurance Company 
$1,000,000 Investment 

Cambridge Seven Associates 

Rusty Russell 

Prudential Center 



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MEDICINE AND HEALTH CARE IN BOSTON 

Boston 200, in cooperation with the medical community in 
Greater Boston and the Boston Museum of Science, has developed 
a comprehensive program to celebrate the contributions of the 
city in the field of medicine and health. 

This program, detailed in the following pages, consists of 
these elements : 



A major permanent exhibit at Boston's Museum of Science on 
public health and the human body, "Medicine and Health Care 
In Boston"; 



A Boston 200 Broadside, " Medicine and Health Care In Boston" 
which will offer an overview of the history of medicine in 
the city and a guide to the many health-related exhibits and 
displays throughout the city; 



The Lowell Lectures in Medicine for 1975 and 1976. 



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E XHIBITS: MEDICINE AND HEALTH: BOSTON LEADS THE NATION 

Plans have now been completed for the development of a permanent 
exhibit on health care in Boston, to be located in the new medical 
wing of the Boston Museum of Science. 

Exhibit visitors will gain a new and better understanding of how 
their own bodies function, and what they should know in order to better 
protect their own health. The exhibit will start with a discussion of 
public health and will then be organized around displays and explanations 
of the anatomy and function of specific parts of the human body and body 
functions . 

As with other exhibits at the Museum of Science, this exhibit will 
be designed to be understood and appreciated by persons of all ages and 
backgrounds . 

The specific components of this exhibit will include: 

1. Introductory Unit: The History of Medical Acheivment 

to orient visitors to the rest of the exhibit and provide 
fundamental information on some of the people and discov- 
eries that have shaped modem medicine. cost: $35,000 

2. The Cell : Photographs of different kinds of cells, films 
of living cells in motion, mechanical models of a cell's 
interior, animated films of cancer cells, immunology and 

the cell, and the story of the Polio vaccine. cost: $133,000 

3. The Heart : A series of exhibits and presentations to 
demonstrate how much work the heart does , the common 
diseases of the heart, such as hypertension and athero- 
sclerosis, how Boston scientists invented mechanical 
"heart helpers," and a special model showing what happens 

during a heart attack. cost: $40,500 



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MEDICINE AND HEALTH: BOSTON LEADS THE NATION 



4. The Blood : What the blood is composed of, what it does, 
what a blood type means and a medical milestone on Boston's 
contributions to blood disease and research. cost: $30,000 

PARTIAL SPONSOR: Charles H. Lund Memorial Fund $22,379 

5. Clinical Chemistry : The exhibit introduces the chemical 
basis of the body, the analytical methods of searching for 

the causes of diseases, and medical testing. cost: $20,000 

SPONSOR: The Association of Clinical Chemists: $20,000 

6. Dentistry : The anatomy of a tooth, an exhibit on the care 
of teeth and gums and a model demonstration of tooth decay 

and dental diseases. cost: $91,500 

UNDER CONSIDERATION: by Massachusetts Dental Association 

and Healthco Corporation 

7. The Brain : A history of how mankind has understood the brain 
through the ages, an exhibit of senses and the mind, a model 
showing the physiology of the brain, and the anatomy of a neuron, 
displays of neurosurgery techniques , and a section on psychology 

and mental health. cost: $152,850 

PARTIAL SPONSOR: Massachusetts Bicentennial Comnission: $27,000 

8. Birth: Films of child delivery and an explanation of 
health care techniques for premature babies. 

DETAILED PLANS AND PROPOSALS AVAILABLE 

LOCATION: Boston Museum of Science, Medical Wing 

PARTIAL SPONSORS: The Schrafft Charitable Trust $10,000 

The Theodore Edson Parker Foundation $20,000 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR EXHIBIT COMPONENTS 






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MEDICINE AND HEALTH CARE IN BOSTON: A BOSTON 200 BROADSIDE 

The Boston 200 Broadside, Medicine and Health Care in Boston , 
will provide Boston residents and visitors with a brief overview 
of Boston's unique heritage in the field of medicine and health. 
The history of medical discovery and important Boston Medical 
Firsts will be noted. 

Medical institutions throughout the city are cooperating to 
make their heritage visible through a series of tours and displays. 
This publication will give specific listings describing the times 
and availability of these institutional programs. The Broadside 
will be printed in color. 

This publication is part of the Boston 200 Broadside series. 
SPONSOR: The Honeywell Corporation $5,000 



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PUBLIC LECTURES: THE LOWELL LECTURES IN MEDICINE 

The Boston 200 Task Force on Health has been awarded the 
Lowell Lectures in Medicine for 1975 and 1976. A series of 
18 public lectures under the auspices of the Lowell Institute 
are now being planned. The Boston 200 Subcommittee on the Lowell 
Lectures, chaired by Dr. Jeanette Simmons of the Harvard School of 
Public Health, is developing the specific lecture themes and 
topics . 

Various health-related institutions in Boston will host 
specific lectures. 

As originally planned by John Lowell, these lectures will be 
directed to a general audience. They will offer the public vital 
information about the operation of the health care system, and 
about how the public can best use this system. 

SPONSOR: The Lowell Institute $18,000 



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RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY: BOSTON'S HERITAGE OF FREEDOM 

The Boston 200 Religion Task Force - with cooperating groups 
representing Protestantism, Catholicism, and Judaism - has planned an 
exhibit on the religious heritage of Boston. Boston's religious heri- 
tage permeates the history and culture of the city: the diversity of 
faiths in the framework of a comnon search for freedom and social 
advancement might best be described as unity in pluralism. Occasional 
conflicts between religions have been overshadowed by a joint commit- 
ment to tolerance, human dignity and social concern. It is the mani- 
fold expressions of this basic unity which the exhibit seeks to portray 
for Bicentennial visitors. 

The exhibit will focus on a sample of the many religious leaders 
who have helped shape Boston and the nation over 350 years. Through 
sound and photographs, the thoughts, ideals and actions of such leaders 
as Cotton Mather, William Ellery Channing, Anne Hutchinson, Thomas Paul, 
Bishop Cheverus, John Boyle O'Reilly, Bishop Fitzpatrick, Mary Baker 
Eddy, Solomon Schindler, Cardinal Cushing and Michael Moses Hays will 
come alive and vividly illustrate the impact of religion on a great city. 

The exhibit will be housed in the Prudential Tower's Skywalk over- 
looking the entire city. 
COST ANALYSIS 

Research, Design, Supervision 9,500 

Typography, Graphics 5,000 

Audio Visual Production 6,500 

Equipment 10,000 

Construction, Installation 17,500 

Administration 1,500 

50,000 

PARTIAL SPONSOR: Massachusetts Bicentennial Commission: $20,000 

DESIGNER: Gil Fishman 

LOCATION: Prudential Skywalk (Space donated by Prudential Ins. Co.) LL 

SPONSORSHIPS AVATTART.F. 



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RELIGI ON IN BOSTON: A BOSTON 200 BROADSIDE 

The Boston 200 Broadside on Religion will introduce Bostonians 
to the religious heritage of Boston by providing a brief overview 
of the religious ideas and institutions that have developed in the city. 

The Broadside will then describe the ecumenical exhibit, 
Religious Diversity: Boston's Heritage of Freedom , which will be 
housed on the skywalk of the Prudential Center. The exhibit will 
relate the ideas and actions of Boston's great religious leaders -- 
Catholic, Protestant, Jewish — to the many churches of Boston 
visible below. 

The Broadside will be the vehicle which directs people to specific 
exhibits and programs, as well as historic churches and shrines. It will 
list the addresses and hours of these sites, and explain their rela- 
tionship to the broad religious history of Boston. 

The Broadside will contain color photographs. 

This publication is part of the Boston 200 Broadside series 
COST: 100,000 copies at 4c each $4,000 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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LITERARY BOSTON: EXHIBITS 

Boston's rich literary heritage, as well as the work of contemp- 
orary Massachusetts writers, will be celebrated in a major educational 
program which has been developed in conjunction with the Boston Public 
Library. 

Two permanent exhibits will be mounted in the new wing of the 
main library. 

The Uses of Literacy will present the history of reading , writing , 
publishing, and the theatre in Boston from Puritan times to the twen- 
tieth century. 

A second exhibit, The City in Literature , will show how Boston 
writers have responded to the city in its growth from a provincial 
town to a metropolitan center. This multi-screen exhibit in the library's 
theatre will have taped narrations. Visitors will hear an author's 
words while they see views of the author's Boston. 

In addition to the permanent exhibits, Boston 200 is developing 
three travelling exhibits that treat in detail themes important to 
Boston's literary heritage. 

Puritanism will demonstrate America's classic tension between 
a binding religious and community ideal and the quest for individual 
freedom. 

Literature and Politics will trace the creation of Boston's 
revolutionary consciousness through its eighteenth century authors 
and follow the close association of nineteenth century writers with 
the political development of the Commonwealth. 

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LITERARY BOSTON: A BOSTON 200 BROADSIDE 

As part of Boston 200 's Broadside Series, the Literary Task 
Force will publish a retrospective of Boston writers whose works 
have enriched the American literary tradition. 

There will also be a concise summary of contemporary Boston 
authors, and a guide to Boston's literary landmarks, including the 
Old Corner Bookstore, the Longfellow House, the Old North Church 
and the Edgar Allen Poe birthplace. 

The publication will be illustrated and published in color. 

This publication is part of the Boston 200 Broadside Series. 
COST: 100,000 @ 4C each = $4,000 
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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Literary Boston page 2 

Contrasts will provide an in-depth comparison of four Boston 
writers — Hawthorne and Howells in the nineteenth century, Lowell 
and Malcolm X in the twentieth — to show how a variety of viewpoints 
can nonetheless express common themes. 

Each of these exhibits will be at the main library for several 
months and then will travel to branch libraries and schools through- 
out and after the Bicentennial. 

COST ANALYSIS: Research and Design $ 36,000 

Fabrication and Installation 76,000 

Travel (1975-1976) 8,000 

$120,000 

PARTIAL SPONSOR: National Endowment for the Humanities $ 70,000 

DESIGNER: William Harris 

LOCATION: The Boston Public Libraries and libraries 
throughout Massachusetts 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: $ 50,000 



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LITERARY B OSTON: POETRY AND PROSE REA DINGS 

On ten Wednesday evenings between April 1975 and December 1976, 
The Boston 200 Literary Task Force will present readings of poetry 
and prose by well-known Boston writers at the Boston Public Library's 
Theatre. 

Archibald MacLeish has accepted a commission for a Bicentennial 
poem and his reading of that work will launch the series on Wednesday, 
April 16, 1975. 

Additionally, distinguished critics and literary historians will 
discuss Boston's literary heritage on ten other Wednesday evenings. 

A reception will follow each reading so that the audience will 
have the opportunity to meet writers, poets, and critics. 

SPONSOR: The Massachusetts Council for the Arts and Humanities ^ 15, 000 
LOCATION: The Boston Public Library 



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THE OLD CORNER BOOKSTORE 

The Boston Globe, in cooperation with Boston 200, is 
creating an interpretive exhibit at the historic Old Corner 
Bookstore. 

The exhibit will trace the history and usage of the building 
from the Revolution to the present. Special emphasis will be 
placed on the nineteenth century, when the offices of the publishing 
firm of Ticknor and Field provided a meeting place for local 
writers to exchange ideas and entertain authors from out-of-town. 

Photographs and etchings of the building over the past 
two centuries, audio- visual presentations of the works and 
lives of noted authors published by Ticknor and Field (such 
as Hawthorne, Thoreau, and Julia Ward Howe), exhibits of 
manuscripts, first editions, and letters, will all demonstrate 
the importance of the Bookstore in the flowering of Boston's 
literary life. 



SPONSOR: The Boston Globe 



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A WOMEN 1 'S PROGRAM FOR THE BICENTENNIAL 

The Boston 200 Task Force on Women has designed a program to 
highlight the contribution of women to the life of the city and to 
inform visitors of the various contemporary women's activities and 
organizations in Boston. 

The elements of the Women's Program include: 

- An historical exhibit, Boston Women , that will reveal the contribution 
of outstanding women, as well as the daily lives of women in the city's 
history; 

- A Women's Festival in April, 1975, to include the historical exhibit, 
films and two weeks of day-long events; 

- A Women's Information Kiosk at the Boston 200 City Hall Hospitality 
Center; 

- A Boston 200 Broadside, "Women In Boston"; 

- A film series entitled "American Women" to be premiered in Boston; 

- A projected series of monthly women's events featuring speakers, 
workshops, films and the like. 



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BOSTON WOMEN: AN HISTORICAL EXHIBIT 

The exhibit Boston Women will reflect the growing interest of 
American women in their past, and will focus on individuals, institutions 
and the everyday lives of women through 350 years of Boston's history. 

The organization will be chronological, beginning with the early 
settlement of Boston and continuing through the eighteenth century, 
with particular emphasis on the Revolutionary Era. 

It will trace the importance of Boston women in the reform movements 
and in the literary world of the nineteenth century. And, in the twent- 
ieth century, the exhibit will show how women achieved the vote and finally 
began to enter the professions in increasing numbers. 

Finally, in a section on women today, the exhibit will show how 
Boston women are currently making contributions to society and still 
working for unrealized women's rights. 

SPONSOR: The Jordan Marsh Company $40,000 

DESIGNER: Emily Hiestand Associates 

LOCATION: Jordan Marsh Auditorium 1975, then will travel 



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A BICENTENNIAL WOMEN'S FESTIVAL 

To coincide with the opening of the Bicentennial in Boston on 
Patriot's Day, 1974, Boston 200 will open a two-week Women's Festival. 

The Festival will draw together all the elements of the Women's 
Program. The Historical Exhibit, Boston Women , will open at that time, 
as will the first film in the series, American Women . 

There will also be an important series of events, performances 
and workshops, all centering on the theme "Women and Work." 

There will be specific programs dealing with "Women at Home," 
"Women in the Professions and Paid Employment , ""Women Working for Change," 
and "Women in the Arts." 

Arrangements are being made to have segments of the Festival 
televised locally. 

During the Festival opportunities will be provided for women's 
organizations in the city to give visibility to their many efforts. 



SPONSOR: 

LOCATION: 

COORDINATOR: 



Jordan Marsh Company 
Jordan Marsh Auditorium 
Helen Rees 



$40,000 



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THE WOMEN'S KIOSK 

The Boston 200 Hospitality Center at City Hall will be the 
site of a Women's Kiosk Information Center. 



The Kiosk will be three sided, with six seating nooks, thus 
creating six vertical panels suitable for posters, murals, photo- 
graphs and maps. The panels will display the various organizations and 
services of interest to women. There will also be a literature rack 
for brochures, newsletters and pamphlets of participating organizations. 

The seating nooks will contain telephone receivers linked to an 
informational tape bank. Thus a visitor may select taped messages on 
some of the pressing issues for women today, such as child care, women's 
education, employment, the Movement, legal rights and women's history. 

The Kiosk can be maintained and updated after the Bicentennial as 
a continuing service to the women of the city. 



SPONSOR: Stop and Shop, Inc. 

DESIGNER: Emily Hiestand Associates 

LOCATION: Boston 200 City Hall Hospitality Center 



$10,000 



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BOSTON WOMEN: A BOSTON 200 BROADSIDE 

As a complement to the innovative and informative Women's 
Kiosk, a Women's Brochure will provide detailed information about 
women's organizations and women's history. This Brochure will be 
available at the "Boston Women" exhibit, at Boston 200 Information 
Centers and exhibits, at the Women's Kiosk in the Hospitality 
Center, and at other appropriate locations. 

The Brochure will contain a map of the city indicating the 
locations of women's organizations and other sites which might be of 
interest to women, as well as short descriptions of women's events 
and activities. Brief histories of famous women in the Conmonwealth 
will also be included in the Brochure. 

The Brochure will be illustrated with color photographs. 

This publication is part of the Boston 200 Broadside Series. 

COST: 100,000 copies @ 4c each - $4,000 
SPONSORSHIPS AVAIIABLE 



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WOMEN'S PROGRAM: FILMS 

A series of thirteen half -hour films for television will be 
produced under the title "American Women". 

The first film in the series will be premieried at the 
Women's Festival in April 1975. 



SPONSOR: The National Endowment for the Humanities $55,000 
PRODUCER: Mary Feldhaus -Weber 



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WOMEN'S EVENTS 

The Bicentennial provides an opportunity to inform residents and 
visitors of the many ongoing activities and organizations which are 
concerned with the role of the woman in contemporary society. 

A series of monthly women's events, to take place in Faneuil 
Hall and in other downtown locations, will bring the concerns of 
women today into focus over the 20 months of the Bicentennial cele- 
bration. Each of these events will be coordinated by existing women's 
organizations in the Greater Boston Area, and will present well-known 
speakers, panel discussions, dramatic productions, street fairs and 
many other activities. The form each event will take will be deter- 
mined by the sponsoring women's organization which will receive $500 
to aid in covering expenses. The program will be overseen by Boston 
200 and will continue throughout the entire Bicentennial celebration. 



COST: 20 events @ $500 

from May 1975 - December 1976 $10,000 

COORDINATOR: Helen Rees 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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BICENTENNIAL CURRICULUM FOR BOSTON SCHOOLS 

Boston 200 has designed a two-fold program to make available 
all Boston' s Bicentennial events and activities to the elementary 
and secondary schools in the city. 

First, curriculum materials axe being developed based on all 
Citygame programs and will be distributed to Boston schools. 

Second, a school coordinator on Boston 200 's staff will 
meet with teachers, students, administrators, and parents in 
Boston's public, parochial, and independent schools to run workshops 
about Bicentennial exhibits , programs and curriculum materials . He 
will also edit and distribute a newsletter to enable students and 
teachers to share programs and materials generated within any 
particular school or class. 

The school coordinator will also seek ways to publicize 
these school programs through exhibitions in City Hall, and through 
media such as "21-Inch Classroom." 

DETAILED PROPOSALS AVAILABLE 
COST: $50,000 
SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE 



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CHILD CARE: DROP- IN PLAY CENTER 

The city of Boston is cooperating with Boston 200 and 
sponsors from the private sector to create a child care facility 
in City Hall for the use of residents and visitors during 1975 
and 1976. The City has made a substantial commitment for the 
redesign of existing space within City Hall to permit the con- 
struction of two modem play centers. There will be a playground 
area for older children (ages 7-12) and a drop-in play center for 
younger children (ages 3-6) . 

The Boston 200 Task Force on Child Care has designed an imag- 
inative program that will serve as a model in the field. Both 
centers will involve children in interesting play in a safe, well- 
supervised situation. Experts in the field will staff and supervise 
the facility, from April to October. 

Sponsorships for the staffing and equipping of the Center are 
available . 

SPONSOR: H. P. Hood, Inc. $12,500 

The Stride Rite Foundation 12,500 

LOCATION: Boston City Hall 

COORDINATOR: Boston 200 Task Force on Child Care 
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CHILD CARE: A RESOURCE CKNIKK 

The Boston 200 Task Force on Child Care has made detailed plans 
for the establishment of a Child Care Clearing House in the City of 
Boston. 

The Clearing House will be a focal point where information about 
child care resources in the city will be made available to the public. 
It will also provide specialized visitor services for families with 
children, professional referrals to child care and recreational 
programs, and information about places to go and things to do with 
children while visiting Boston. 

The Clearing House will call attention to modem concepts of 
child care, as well as linking the academic community, professionals 
in the field, and existing programs for children in the City. It will 
continue to serve parents and professionals after the Bicentennial. 

COST: $10,000 Annually 

LOCATION: Hill House, Beacon Hill 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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BOSTON'S CHILD CARE RESOURCES: A BOSTON 200 BROADSIDE 

The Boston 200 Task Force on Child Care has developed plans to 
focus attention on the important field of child care. 

To complement the City Hall Drop-In Play Center, and to make 
both Bostonians and visitors to the city more aware of the child care 
issues, Boston 200 will publish and distribute a Broadside specifically 
devoted to the subject of Child Care. 

The publication will gather materials from experts in the field 
and will provide a guide for parents seeking information on drop- in 
play centers, as well as explain ways parents can help bring about 
better child care programs in their communities . 

This is part of the Boston 200 Broadside Series. 



COST: 100,000 copies @ 4c each - $4,000 
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ARCHITECTURE: A TOUR OF BOSTON OLD AND NEW 

The Boston Society of Architects has developed a 
series of special tours identifying and explaining 
Boston's most significant architectural sights. 

The tours will educate the visitor about the 
different building materials, techniques and design plans 
which are found in the city, drawing from Boston's unusual 
variety of architectural landmarks. 



SPONSOR: Boston Society of Architects. 



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ARCHITECTURE: SPACE, TIME AND PEOPLE - A FILM 

In cooperation with the Boston Society of Architects, 
The Boston 200 Task Force on Architecture is creating a 
film that will trace the development of Downtown Boston and the 
Waterfront . 

The film will show what forces caused changes in the city- 
scape, and investigate the kinds of arguments used both for and 
against expansion during the development of the city. 

Changing patterns of use due to changing economic and 
social patterns will be explored and explained. 

The film will present a cohesive history of the core city, 
in terms of space and how it has been used over the centuries. 
It will present the continuing vitality of Boston's character, whose 
quality of the past has been preserved while the city continues 
to develop and grow into the twentieth century. 



COST: $70,000 

PRODUCER: Boston Society of Architects/Peter Roudebush 

FIIM MAKER: Jamil Simon Associates 

PARTIAL SPONSOR: Department of Health, Education & Welfare $35,000 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: $35,000 



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Officially Endorsed Exhibits 



JOHN HANCOCK TOWER OBSERVATORY AND EXHIBIT 

The 60th floor of the new John Hancock Tower will offer a magnificent 
panorama of Boston today, and a detailed, historical diorama of Boston 
in 1775. 

Carpeted floors, walls, and ceilings will frame a view of Boston and its 
environs that stretches for 80 miles. Visitors will sit in comfort while 
looking at the city below and listening to descriptions of particular 
points of interest. Above the windows 110 mounted color transparencies 
will provide yet another view of New England and Boston scenes. 

Lester Associates has designed and fabricated a 20-foot topographical 
scale model of Boston in 1775. 250 historical buildings (such as Old North 
Church and Paul Revere 's House) have been hand made. Another 2,750 models 
of buildings, wharves, boats, etc. will complete the picture. The high point 
of this exhibit will be a photographic overlay of modem Boston superimposed 
on the Boston of 1775, showing the dramatic expansion of the city over 
the centuries. 

The lobby of the John Hancock Tower will be the site for one of 
Boston 200 's major Visitor Information Centers. A three dimensional city 
map with information about major Bicentennial events, walking trails, 
rapid transit service and points of interest will help visitors find 
their way around the city. 

SPONSOR: The John Hancock Insurance Company 
DESIGNER: Lester Associates 



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BOSTON ARCHITECTURE OLD AND NEW: A BOSTON 200 BROADSIDE 



Boston 200 will publish a broadside for general distribu- 
tion on Boston's architectural heritage. 

A brief overview of the themes in Boston's architecture 
and a description of the most important architectural land- 
marks in the city will be included. 

The broadside will be illustrated with color photographs. 

It will be distributed through the Boston Architectural 
Center, Boston 200 Information Centers, at key Boston archi- 
tectural landmarks, and other appropriate locations. 



COST: 100,000 copies at 6c each = $6,000 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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LAW AND CIVIL LIBERTIES: CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

In cooperation with the Boston and Massachusetts Bar 
Associations, and the Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, 
Boston 200 has developed a comprehensive educational program 
on basic constitutional rights and responsibilities, entitled 
The State of the Revolution . 

The elements of the program include: 

- An important series of television public service announce- 
ments on the Bill of Rights, to be produced jointly by 
Boston lawyers and filmmakers. Each spot will awaken us 
to the vitality of one of the guarantees of the Bill of 
Rights ; 

- A publication celebrating such eminent Boston jurists as 
James Otis, Damiel Webster, Charles Sumner, and Oliver 
Wendell Holmes Jr. , emphasizing their contributions to 
the American legal system; 

- A series of dramatic re-enactments of important trials, 
debates, and arguments in Boston's legal heritage, to 
make the past immediate and increase the public's under- 
standing of the law and how it is made; 

- A special Action Project of permanent benefit to the city 
and the legal profession, in recognition of the Bicentennial; 

- Forums in Faneuil Hall encouraging the exchange of ideas 
in an atmosphere of free debate and open discussion; 

- A continuing Open House in the Bar Associations to welcome 
visiting lawyers to the city. 

COST: $100,000 



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Officially Endorsed Exhibits 



200 YEARS OF YANKEE INGENUITY 



The Museum of Science is the location for this exhibition 
showing the development of New England's major scientific ideas, 
discoveries and inventions. Nine exhibit islands will focus on 
the following specific areas. 

1. Telecommunications - Electricity paves the way to transmission 

of sound and the development of the tele- 
graph and telephone. 

2. Navigation and Guidance Systems - The measurements necessary to 

figure one's location and progress - angle, 
time, distance, with reference to a fixed 
point were isolated by Bowditch, a New 
Englander. The Exhibit will also point out 
the similarities between early land and sea 
navigation and present space navigation. 

3. Chemistry and Chemical Engineering - The development of the tire 

and rubber industry, illustrating how science, 
invention, business, and industry have inter- 
acted to affect the style and quality of life. 

4. Electronics - From vacuum tube to artificial intelligence, the 

development of semi-conductors , miniaturizations , 
computer science and present research on arti- 
ficial intelligence. 

5. Mass Production and the Industrial Revolution - The concept of in- 

terchangeable parts, and how that facilitated the 
mass production, assembly lines , and mechanization 
characteristic of our modern world. 

6. Electromagnetic Spectrum - Light and Optics; Edgerton's development of 

strobe technology; Land's work with polarizers; 
laser techniques 

7. Home Economics and Life Styles- Stoves, refrigerators, dryers, and 

sewing machines were all invented by Yankees. So 
were canning, condensing, freezing, and freeze- 
drying. There will also be an exhibit on consumer 
advocates, who were plentiful in New England as 
early as 1800. 



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8. Power Sources and Energy Conversion Systems - Sail, falling water, 

and wood kept New England boats, factories and 
machines going in the past. Current MIT research 
into solar energy will also be illustrated, as well 
as the people uses of atomic energy. 

9. Historical Pot Pouri -The history of patents; Simple ideas that 

have changed our lives, (like lead pencils, zippers, 
and barbed wire) New England inventors and entre- 
preneurs . 



SPONSORS: New England Telephone & Telegraph $25,000 
National Endowment for the Arts 60,000 



SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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LABOR: WORKING BOSTONIANS 



In the midst of monuments and famous personages, the 
Labor Task Force focuses on the struggles and accomplishments 
of the working man and woman. Some of the first strikes for 
union recognition took place in Boston shortly after the 
Revolution. Union organization continued through the In- 
dustrial Age and the Depression, playing a significant role 
in the development of the city. 

- The Task Force will educate and inform the public about 
the contributions of the working people in the growth of 
Boston, and will sponsor a conference. 

- A slide- tape show about the formation of the Boston 
Labor movement is being created, to be shown with the 
joint Smithsonian Institution - AFL-CIO travelling ex- 
hibits , ' 'Working Americans" . 

- The slide show "Working Bostonians" will remain as a 
lasting resource for Boston schools and Unions. 

- A Boston 200 Broadside, based on oral histories from union 
members will be written, published and distributed. 

This publication will be part of the Boston 200 Broadsides 
series . 

COST: $21,125 

PARTIAL SPONSOR: Massachusetts Bicentennial Conmission $10,000 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT 
WATERWAYS AND PARKS IN BOSTON: A BOSTON 200 BROADSIDE 

This Broadside will contain a large map of the water, park 
areas, and green spaces of Boston. It will be an historical and 
ecological guide to the Boston Common, Public Garden, Esplanade, 
the Fenway, Olmsted Park System, Arnold Arboretum and Franklin 
Park. It will feature Boston's waterways including the Water- 
front, the Harbor Islands and the Charles River. 

This broadside will list the recreational uses and the 
visitor services available at each area, including programs 
at the New England Aquarium and the Boston Zoo. 

The Broadside on Waterways and Parks in Boston will be 
double size, 17" x 22". It will be printed with color pages 
and photographs. 

This publication is part of the Boston 200 Broadside series. 



COST: 100,000 copies at 7.5c ea = $7,500 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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THE BOSTON TEA PARTY SHIP AND MUSEUM 



The Brig Beaver II, a full-size replica of one of the 
original Tea Party ships, docked at Griffin's Wharf, is the site 
for a participatory exhibit on the Boston Tea Party. 

A panorama of colonial Boston, historical documents, a garden 
of tea plants, and a tea chest believed to have been retrieved 
from the harbor the day after the Tea Party, are just a few of 
the things to see. There is also a detailed interpretive exhibit 
about the origins of the Tea Party, and the role it played in 
triggering the Revolution. 

The Brig Beaver II is a working vessel which can be 
explored and enjoyed by people of all ages. 



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BOSTON AND THE SEA 



Boston is a city born and reclaimed from the sea. 

The Museum of the American China Trade and the New England 
Aquarium are cooperating to produce a film exhibition "Boston and 
the Sea: The Heritage of a Century" to be shown at the Aquarium 
auditorium. 

A three screen film will explain how the China Trade stimulated 
the growth of Boston shipping and was the base for the city's financial 
and industrial expansion. Covering the century from the end of the 
Revolution to the end of the age of sail, the film will depict the 
great ships of that era, such as the Columbia (the first American ship 
to circumnavigate the world) , the famous merchants , such as the 
Sturgises and the Lamb Brothers, and the cargoes carried - sandalwood, 
tin and silver to China, tea, silk and porcelain back to America. 

The auditorium seats 280 people , and the film will be shown 
frequently throughout the day, assuring all visitors and residents 
ample opportunity to experience this aspect of Boston's heritage. 



SPONSORS: The Museum of the American China Trade 
The New England Aquarium 



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200 YEARS OF BOSTON ART 

Three of Boston's famous art institutions, The Museum of Fine 
Arts, The Fogg Art Museum, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, 
will celebrate the Bicentennial with historical, informative 
exhibits . 

The Museum of Fine Arts will present three exhibitions on 
the 17th century. The first, "Paul Revere 's Boston: 1735-1818," 
will run from April 18 to October 12, 1975, and will feature artifacts, 
paintings, letters , furniture , and silver, much of which has been 
lent from private collections for this special Bicentennial 
exhibit. The second exhibition, "Copley, Stuart and West: America's 
First Masters," runs from July 22 to October 17, 1976, and will dis- 
play more than a hundred paintings gathered from museums all 
over the country, as well as those already in the Museum of Fine 
Arts collection. The third exhibit, "New England Provincial 
Painters," runs from July 22 to October 17, 1976, and will feature 
more than 80 paintings from private collections all over New 
England. These paintings will display the simplicity and naivete 
of local artists, whose unstudied style was a contrast to the 
European grandeur of their more famous contemporaries, such as 
Copley. 

The Fogg Art Museum will present three exhibitions drawn from 
the Harvard University collection of Revolutionary papers, portraits 
and artifacts. There will be an exhibit devoted to Benjamin 



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Franklin's writings, instruments, and memorabilia, which will run 
from April 17 to September 22, 1975; an exhibit on Lafayette and 
his importance to the emerging colonial consciousness, running 
from December 3, 1975 to March 12, 1976; and an exhibit titled 
"Harvard Divided," exploring the conflicts between patriots and 
loyalists during the Revolution, which will run from June 3 to 
October 10, 1976. 

Finally, the Institute of Contemporary Art will present the 
unusual, energetic art which has emerged from Ireland in the past 
decade. "Irish Directions in The Seventies'-' will display Irish 
artists' interpretation of and reactions to the turbulent times 
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VISUM, ARTS IN BOSTON: A BOSTON 200 BROADSIDE 



Boston has one of the most exciting visual arts environments 
of any city in the nation. 

Institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts, The Isabella 
Stuart Gardner Museum, The Institute of Contemporary Art, and the 
city's many university art galleries and museums exhibit work of 
the highest quality. In addition, the famed galleries on Newbury 
Street, and several hundred works of public art, make Boston a rich 
and fascinating city for artists and art lovers. 

The Boston 200 Broadside on the Visual Arts in Boston will 
provide residents and visitors with an excellent overview of 
the visual arts opportunities in the city, and will list Boston's 
art institutions. 

The Broadside will be illustrated with color photographs. 

This publication is part of the Boston 200 Broadside series. 



COST: 100,000 copies @ 4c each = $4,000 



SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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VISUAL ARTS: FESTIVE BANNERS 

A banner flying in the breeze carries an exhilaration few 
other forms of art can achieve. 

Boston 200 will decorate the city with 200 boldly designed banners 
to brighten and enliven the urban landscape. A network of flags 
will be draped throughout the city's major event areas - Beacon 
Hill, Back Bay, North End, South End, Downtown, Waterfront, Charlestown, 
and Cambridge. The banners will celebrate the locations of a variety 
of bicentennial exhibits and events, and dramatize the festive 
mood of the city. Through the creative resources of students at 
Massachusetts College of Art and under the supervision of both 
the College and Boston 200, the banners will be designed to correspond 
to the official neighborhood walking trail colors. The banners will be 
initially displayed at an exhibit at Boston City Hall and at a 
special Flag Day ceremony. 

COST ANALYSIS: Project Coordinator and Design Supervision $ 1,500.00 

Materials and Fabrication for 200 banners 13 , 000 . 00 

Honorariums, Administration, and workshop 
materials /Mas s . College of Art 800.00 

Cleaning and Repair 300.00 

Placement and Maintenance 700.00 



COST $16,300.00 



SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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Officially Endorsed Exhibits 



" THE WHITES OF THEIR EYES" - THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL 

A multi-media show on the Battle of Bunker Hill will be presented 
in a specially designed theatre now under construction in Charlestown. 
The building, located on Hoosac Pier, will have one glass wall over- 
looking the historic U.S.S. Constitution. 

The presentation itself will be given in a screening room 
that holds up to 150 people. An inner lobby will contain maps, dioramas, 
and informational exhibits. 

For 15 minutes eight- track tapes and slides projected over 270° 
will surround the visitor with the sights and sounds of the Battle of 
Bunker Hill. Eighteenth century military strategy will be demonstrated 
as well as the heroism, horror, and sheer confusion of this historic 
battle. 

Massport will operate the exhibit. 

SPONSOR: Raytheon Historical Foundation Corporation 
DESIGNER: John Jacobson White Oak Design 



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MILITARY HISTORY OF BOSTON: A BOSTON 200 BROADSIDE 



Two hundred years ago Boston was both the ideological 
center of the American Revolution and one of the most signi- 
ficant battlefields of the War. 

Boston is rich in monuments, statues, and fortifications 
from the Revolution, and all the other wars in America's history. 

The Boston 200 Broadside on Military History will give 
residents and visitors an overview of Boston's military 
history, and will include listings of Boston's many military 
exhibits, such as the U.S.S. Constitution, The Tea Party Ship, 
The Bunker Hill Monument, the new exhibit, The Whites of Their 
Eyes , and the display of military artifacts of the First Corps 
of Cadets. 

The Broadside will contain color photographs. 

This publication is part of the Boston 200 Broadside series. 



COST: 100,000 copies @ 4c each = $4,000 



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DISCOVERING BOSTON THROUGH WALKING TRAILS, MARKERS, AND KIOSKS 

Boston is a walking city. 

Boston 200 has developed eight new Walking Trails , modeled on 
the famed Freedom Trail, to re-discover Boston's contemporary and 
historic sites. This trail network is an essential part of Boston 
200 's Citygame . It will encourage visitors to explore and observe 
the rich mingling of old and new that makes Boston unique among 
American cities. 

All trails are the product of extensive historical research and 
careful design. 

Each trail begins at an MBTA station, and loops back to end 
where it began. There will be trails through the Back Bay, Beacon 
Hill, Freedom Trail-Downtown, Freedom Trail-North End, Charles town, 
South End- Bay Village, the Waterfront, and Cambridge. 

A special marker system has been designed for the entire net- 
work. Trail blazers and information markers will identify the route. 
There will also be Information Kiosks at key locations along each 
trail. 

To help visitors understand the trail system and to identify 

each trail, Boston 200 has prepared four orientation aids: 

1. The Boston 200 Official Guidebook, with complete and 
detailed information on each trail; 



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2 . A series of walking trail maps , available at 
visitor centers and posted at Kiosks along each 
trail ; 

3. A lighted billboard map at the Copley Square/Hancock 
Tower Information Center; and 

4. An orientation program at the twentieth century ex- 
hibit in the Prudential Center, which provides back- 
ground information on Boston and explains the Walking 
Trail concept in a multi-media presentation. 



SPONSOR: For 200 Historic Markers on Walking Trails : 

The Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies 
SPECIAL SPONSOR: For Downtown Trail: Filene's 



$50,000 
$10,000 



TRAIL DESIGNERS: Southworth & Southworth, Inc. 
MARKER DESIGNERS: Vision, Inc. 



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INFORMATIONAL KIOSKS FOR THE WALKING TRAILS 



The walking trail discovery network is keyed to the 
Boston 200 Guidebook and a special marker system. 



An integral part of the walking system will be a series 
of freestanding Kiosks that will be placed at strategic loca- 
tions along each trail route. They will serve as orientation 
points and draw attention to the trails. 

Each of the three- sided kiosks will have two color- coded 
maps of two adjacent walking trails plus an MBTA map and other 
information. Sponsors will be identified on the Kiosk. 



COST: 



$2,500 

For design, fabrication, placement and maintenance 



SPONSOR: 



The MBTA - five kiosks 



1. Park Street 

2. Back Bay Station 

3. Copley Square 

4. Charles town 

5. Government Center 



SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR: 



1. 


Harvard Square 


6. 


Symphony 


2. 


Aquarium 


7. 


Park Square 


3. 


Boston Five Park 


8. 


North Station 


4. 


Haymarket 


9. 


Charles 6c Beacon Streets 


5. 


Prudential 


10. 


Boylston & Tremont 



Other locations may be substituted. 



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THE OFFICIAL BOSTON 200 GUIDEBOOK 

Boston 200, with E.P.Dutton and Company, is publishing the only 
complete Guidebook to the Bicentennial Celebration in the City of 
Boston. The Guidebook will include over 300 pages of information 
about historic and contemporary Boston and will be the indispensable 
key to all Boston 200 's exhibits, programs and events. 

An introductory section will feature essays on nineteenth 
century Boston by Cleveland Amory, and an introduction to the modern 
city by Alan Lupo and Caryl Rivers. 

Colorful maps with explanatory texts will present Boston 200 's 
innovative Neighborhood Discovery Trails and give detailed information 
on all Citygame activities and programs. 

A section entitled "How to Cope with Boston" will list essential 
information about the city from emergency facilities to child care 
centers, from restaurants to currency exchange. 

The Guidebook will also have a comprehensive calendar of events, 
and detailed descriptions of Boston's many cultural institutions, re- 
creational facilities, restaurants, night spots, hotels, and stores. 

At a retail price of $1.50, this Guidebook will be the best value 
of the Bicentennial. 

All corporations are encouraged to purchase the Guidebook for their 
employees and Bicentennial guests. We are also encouraging all companies 
that have extensive contact with the general public to sell Guidebooks. 

Please contact Tim Feige of the Boston 200 staff for more information. 
PUBLISHER: E.P. Dutton & Company, First Run 400,000 copies 
TRAIL MAPS : Southworth & Southworth 
LISTINGS AND ADVERTISMENTS : Harvard Student Agencies 
ADVERTISING SPACE AVAILABLE FOR SECOND RUN 



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BOSTON 200 PASSPORT: A DISCOUNT COUPON BOOK 



To help Bicentennial visitors save money while having a good 
time, Boston Publishing Company has developed the Official Boston 
200 Passport with approximately 120 coupons worth over three 
hundred dollars in discounts, gifts and services in Boston 
area shops, i-estaurants and institutions. The passport will be 
sold for three dollars at all Boston 200 Information Centers and 
Exhibits, as well as through newsstands, bookstores, retail shops 
and travel agencies. 

The coupons will be arranged in two sections: one for 
establishments along the Boston 200 Neighborhood Discovery Trails, 
and the other for those establishments located off the Trails. Each 
coupon will have a map indicating the locations of stores, restaurants, 
etc. with the nearest MBTA stop clearly marked. 

All corporations are encouraged to purchase the Passport for 
employees and Bicentennial guests. 

Please contact Tim Feige of the Boston 200 staff for more in- 
formation. 

RETAIL PRICE: $3.00 

PUBLISHER: The Boston Publishing Company 



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THE OFFICIAL BOSTON 200 BICENTENNIAL CALENDAR: 1975 

To bring the richness and diversity of Boston's history to a wider 
public, Boston 200 is publishing a Bicentennial Historical Calendar. 

The Calendar isolates historically important, unique or character- 
istic events which offer readers insights into the city's history 
through brief verbal "snapshots" of Boston life. 

For every day of the year the Calendar describes an event in 
Boston's history which took place on that date. 

It contains a series of short biographies of 36 noteworthy Bostonians, 
along with selected passages from their writings. 

Old prints, maps, photographs, and portraits make the Calendar 
as attractive graphically as it is interesting to read. 

Corporations are encouraged to buy this Calendar as a gift for 
employees, premiums and the like. Retail Price: $5.00. For further 
information contact Tim Feige, Boston 200 Director of Marketing. 



SPONSOR: The Provident Institution for Savings $30,000 

The Junior Chamber of Commerce Donated time for 

selling calendar 



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CITYGAMES 

To capture and make accessible Boston's plentiful educational, 
cultural, and recreational resources, and to open up the entire city 
in all its diversity, Boston 200 has developed a unique and innovative 
participatory guide, Citygames . 

Among its lively offerings - for children of all ages - are a 
Treasure Hunt through Government Center, a Steeple Chase game, and 
Rub the Hub, each in its own way guaranteed to stimulate the spirit 
of exploration so essential to an active appreciation of Boston's 
varied resources. 

Participants will be provided with many different ways to have fun 
with the city while they enrich their awareness and understanding. 
Included in the games will be amusing anecdotes, roles to play, ques- 
tions to answer, and things to watch for and do. 

There will be spaces provided for the player to record his own 
personal experiences, as well as a passport section, designed to be 
filled with stamps from various exhibit sites and other locations 
throughout the city. 

The idea was developed by The Children's Museum, in association 
with Cambridge Seven Associates; publication has been made possible with 
the generous aid of Addison Wesley. It is hoped that other cities will 
in time develop their own collection of Citygames, as an enduring 
source of information and pleasure long after the Bicentennial ends. 

SPONSOR: Addison Wesley $18,000 

DESIGNER: The Children's Museum, in association with Cambridge 

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LEARNING THE CITY: THE BOSTON 200 BROADSIDE SERIES 

Boston 200 is producing a number of informational Broadsides, 
each designed to explain a specific area of Boston's heritage or 
contemporary life. They will be available at all Boston 200 ex- 
hibits and Information Centers during the Bicentennial years. 

Boston 200 Task Forces have prepared programs to illuminate 
each facet of the city's heritage for visitors and residents alike. 
Each brochure will focus on a single theme, starting from an over- 
view of and introduction to the subject, and then encouraging the 
visitor to proceed from an exhibit or Information Center to the 
city itself for first hand observation of the significance of these 
selected themes of Boston life. 

The Broadsides will also list the hours and locations of the 
exhibits, lectures, tours and performances developed by each Task 
Force, and will contain appropriate maps. They will be mailed in 
answer to inquiries about specific Bicentennial programs, as well as 
to special interest groups in the Greater Boston area. 

COST: 100,000 copies of each Brochure at 4c each $4,000 

Except "Architecture" at 6c each 6,000 

"Waterways & Parks" at 7.5c each 7,500 

^Medicine & Health Care in Boston "Boston's Child Care Resources 

"Religion in Boston "Boston Architecture: Old & New 

"^Literary Boston ^Working Bostonians 

' r Boston Women ^Waterways & Parks in Boston 

*Higher Education in Boston ""Visual Arts in Boston 

Banking & Finance in Boston Theatre in Boston 

Statues & Monuments in Boston 

^Broadsides which are starred are described in the Task Force Section 



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Broadsides page 2 

The following pages list other Boston 200 Broadsides. 

Other Boston 200 Broadsides - Irish History, Italian History, 
Black History, Hispanic History - are described in the Section on 
Neighborhood and (Community Programs of this catalogue. 

The Black Heritage Trail Brochure has already been published 
as part of this series. 



SPONSORS: "Working Bostonians" 



"Boston Medical Institutions" 
"Banking and Finance in Boston" 



The Massachusetts Bi- 
centennial Commission 

The Honeywell Corporation 

The Federal Reserve Bank 
of Boston 



SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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HIGHER EDUCATION IN BOSTON: A BOSTON 200 BROADSIDE 



Boston is a university city whose longstanding reputation 
and academic prestige is second to none. Within fifteen miles 
of the State House dome in downtown Boston, over forty 
colleges and universities have a combined student population 
(drawn from all over the United States and the world) of over 
179,000 arid a faculty population of over 17,000. The graduates 
of these institutions continue, as they have done in the past, 
to contribute significantly to all aspects of the nation's 
social, economic, intellectual, and political life. 



The Broadside, Higher Education in Boston, will provide 
a guide to the dozens of special Bicentennial exhibits, 
lectures, and programs developed by Boston's many partici- 
pating universities. 

This publication is part of the Boston 200 Broadside series. 



COST: 100,000 copies @ 4c each = $4,000 



SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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THEATRE IN BOSTON: A BOSTON 200 BROADSIDE 

Boston is the nation's second most active center for theatre, 
and it has a long history of prominence in this field. 

The Broadside will combine an overview of the history of the 
theatre in Boston with information about contemporary theatrical 
activity. Current listings of amateur and commercial theatre groups 
will be included. 

The Broadside will contain color photographs and will be written 
by famous theatre cirtic Elliot Norton. 

This publication is part of the Boston 200 Broadside Series. 



COST: 100,000 at 4c each $4,000 



SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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BANKING AND FINANCE IN BOSTON: A BOSTON 200 BROADSIDE 

Banking and Finance consititutes one of the most important 
industries in Boston. The history of this institution will be il- 
luminated through a variety of exhibits , tours, and displays through- 
out the city. These includes an exhibit on the mercantile basis of 
Boston's capital, in the New England Aquarium, a money exhibit at the 
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, tours of the Boston Stock Exchange, 
and displays in a number of Boston Banks. 

The Boston 200 Broadside on Banking and Finance will give 
residents and visitors an overview of the history of Boston's banking 
as well as listings of the many programs being prepared in this area. 

The Broadside will be illustrated with color photographs . 

This publication is part of the Boston 200 Broadside series. 

SPONSOR: The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston $4,000 



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STATUES AND MONUMENTS IN BOSTON: A BOSTON 200 BROADSIDE 



Boston boasts a wide variety of statues and monuments, which 
are of timeless interest to Boston's residents and visitors. 

Historical figures such as Sam Adams, John Winthrop, George 
Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, Edward Everett, Anne 
Hutchinson and Robert Gould Shaw are made real and interesting to 
many people through statues built in their honor. 

The Boston 200 Broadside on Statues and Monuments will provide 
Boston residents and visitors with historical background on some of 
the men and women immortalized by statues in Boston, with information 
about the statue itself. 

The brochure will be illustrated with color photographs. 
This publication is part of the Boston 200 Broadside series. 



COST: 100,000 copies @ 4c ea $4,000 



SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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FESTIVAL AMERICAN: CELEBRATING BOSTON'S CULTURAL HERITAGE 

Boston 200 's Festival American program consists of a series 
of performances, ceremonies, lectures, seminars and festivals. 

Each event commemorates aspects of Boston's cultural 
heritage, past and present. 

The objects of the Festival American program are: 

1. To highlight the best of America's creative activity; 

2. To celebrate America's revolutionary heritage through 
a major series of Forums and seminars; 

3. To recognize Boston's historic and partriotic heritage; 

4. To inspire new artistic and musical works. 



Boston 200 is coordinating the city's many cultural and artistic 
institutions to achieve this goal. 



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THE BICENTENNIAL FORUMS: BOSTON EXAMINES THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT 

"The Bicentennial Forums: Boston Examines the American 
Experiment" is a two year program of lectures, symposia, and 
debates focusing on the principal issues which have affected 
the nation's development and which continue to be of importance 
today. 

Jointly administered by the Parkman Center for Urban 
Affairs, Boston 200, and the New England Mutual Life Insurance 
Company, the Forums will be divided into several general subject 
areas. Each of these will consist of lectures or forums given 
by prominent national and international leaders, climaxed by a 
major public event. Tentative topics or themes include: 
Equality, Is There A Unique American Culture, Cities, and 
Cons ti tutionalism . 

The Bicentennial Forums will begin early in 1975 and 
continue through 1976. 

The Houghton Mifflin Company plans publication of the series 
when it is completed. 

SPONSOR: New England Mutual Life Insurance Co. $135,000 



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FESTIVAL AMERICAN: LECTURES AND FORUMS 

Among the many activities scheduled during 1975-1976 
to celebrate Boston's cultural contribution to America are 
forums and lectures in the following areas: 



1. Medicine: 



The Lowell Lectures In Medicine 
Sponsor: The Lowell Institute 



2. Literary Boston: 



Poetry and Prose Readings at the Boston 
Public Library 

Sponsor: Massachusetts Council on the 
Arts and Humanities 



3. Law: 



Faneuil Hall Forums 

Sponsor: The lawyers of Boston 



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BOSTON 200 TROUBADOURS 

Teams of Troubadours - artists, musicians, and actors 
dressed in colorful, exotic costumes - will roam the Freedom 
Trail and new walking trail areas of Boston to entertain visitors 
during the summers of 1975-1976. 

Boston 200 hopes to have at least six Troubadours for 
visitors and Bostonians to enjoy as they enter historic sites or 
stroll around the city. These would be "Sidewalk Sam" (artist 
Robert Guillemin, who does sidewalk chalk painting), musician 
Paul Cole (a one-man fife and drum band) , The Boston 200 Fife and 
Drum (two musicians and a flag bearer), and street singers. 



SPONSOR: The Coca-Cola Company $25,000 



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FESTIVAL AMERICAN: THE FOUR ELEMENTS 

The four elements, earth, air, fire, and water will be the 
theme of four festivals on summer weekends during the Bicentennial 
years. 

Boston 200 will present family entertainment, music, and 
food in four of Boston's open spaces. 

The Festival of the Air : On Saturday, May 17, 1975, at 
Franklin Park, there will be a kite flying competition, and demon- 
strations of gliders and parachutes. The event will be co-sponsored 
by the Committee for the Better Use of Air. 

The Festival of the Earth : On Sunday, June 29, 1975, at the 
Fenway, there will be clinics in gardening, demonstrations of 
horticulture, harvest songs and dances, flower arranging competi- 
tions, and education on cleaning up the environment and recycling. 
This event is co-sponsored by Boston Parks and Recreation Depart- 
ment, the Liberty Plantree Program, Garden Clubs, Fenway Victory 
Garden Society, and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. 

The Festival of Fire : On Sunday, July 20, 1975, at Boston 
Common, The Boston Fire Department, and Fire Departments from 
throughout New England, will sponsor demonstrations of fire fighting 
techniques, competitions for the fastest fire ladder climbers, 
exhibitions of old and new equipment, rides on fire engines, and 
instruction in fire prevention. 



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The Festival of Water : On Sunday, August 17, 1975, at 
the Esplanade, the Metropolitan District Camiission, Corrraunity 
Boating, Inc. , The Sierra Club, and the New England Aquarium 
will sponsor canoe and sailboat races, exhibitions of Boston's 
maritime history, and exhibitions prepared by the Aquarium. 

Sea chanties and ballads will be performed, and information 
on water pollution and conservation will be available. 

Busses will transport people from hotels and central downtown 
points to the particular festival site. 



COST: $5,000 for each Festival 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: For each of eight Festivals: $ 5,000 

For total Festival programs 1975-1976 $40,000 



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CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL IN COPLEY SQUARE 

Every Sunday afternoon from May through September, in both 
1975 and 1976, Boston children will have the chance to get acquainted 
with children from other American and foreign communities at a 
Children's Festival in Copley Square. Many different kinds of 
children's games and events will be available. 

Boston 200 intends to oversee the program and give different 
local community service agencies , organizations , and schools the 
responsibility for each Sunday festival. Some of these may be 
the Associated Federation of Greater Boston's Sunnier Programs, the 
Coirmunity Schools of Boston, The Greater Boston Boy and Girl 
Scouts, and the Boys' Clubs. Each agency would be responsible for 
organizing one Sunday Festival. 

SPONSOR: The Coca-Cola Company 16,000 



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THE BOSTON 200 OPENING: APRIL 13 - 21, 1975 

The Bicentennial in Boston begins with a spectacular series 
of events and festivals occuring every day from April 13 to April 
21, 1975. 

At least twenty new neighborhood and museum exhibitions - 
including "Paul Revere' s Boston: 1735-1818" at the Museum of Fine 
Arts - will open starting the week of April 13. 

The first reading of a specially commissioned Bicentennial 
poem by Archibald MacLeish will take place at the Boston Public 
Library on April 16, at the opening of the exhibit "Literary Boston." 
A special electronic music program complementing the works of MacLeish 
is planned in conjunction with the reading of the Bicentennial 
poem. 

Festivities commemorating the 200th anniversary of Paul 
Revere 's ride and the Battle of Lexington and Concord begin on 
April 18 with an evening Lantern Parade through downtown Boston 
to the Old North Church, where the traditional lantern service 
will be held. A gala 'happening' will take place later in the 
evening. 

On Patriot's Day itself, April 19, ceremonies in the North 
End and Roxbury will culminate with riders representing Paul Revere and 
William Dawes galloping off to Lexington. 



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A huge, colorful parade by the Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Company will weave through the downtown area in the morning. 

At noon bell-ringers, high school bands, and church bells 
throughout Boston will ring out in celebration, in the special 
Bicentennial Opening called 'CityRing' presented in cooperation 
with the M.I.T. Center for Advanced Visual Studies which is creating 
an ascending sculpture for the occasion. 

On April 19-20, The New England Conservatory of Music will 
present "Music Is The Spirit of '76," a wide variety of musical 
programs for children and adults. One of these programs in an 
all-day "MusickFest" at the Conservatory on April 19, in which 
Gunther Schuller will conduct his students in music for dancing - 
waltzes, watusis, and rock. Choral works will be performed in 
Jordan Hall. 

Huntington Avenue will be renamed "Music Avenue" for the 
day of April 19, in order to salute Boston as a major American 
music center. In the evening Seiji Ozawa will conduct the Boston 
Symphony Orchestra, Andre Watts will perform through the Boston 
University Celebrity Series, and the New England Conservatory of 
Music will hold a special concert performed by students and alumni. 

On April 20 a bicycle race will be run from Boston to Lexington 
along Paul Revere 's route. That evening, an International Ball will 
be held to welcome the foreign participants in the Boston Marathon. 



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Finally, on April 21, the traditional 26 mile Boston Marathon, 
which always attracts hundreds of participants from all over the 
world, will be run from Hopkington to the Prudential Center. 



COST: 

April 16, Boston Public Library $ 3,500 

Lantern Parade and Service 1,500 

CityRing 10,000 

New England Conservatory ^ 

Music Is The Sprit of '76 10,000*' 

Calendar of Events of Boston 200 
Opening Ceremonies 

100,000 copies @ 4c each 4,000 

$29,000 



'vThis represents only a portion of the total cost of approximately 
$50,000. The Conservatory would be most grateful for contributions, 



PARTIAL SPONSOR: The Coca-Cola Company $10,000 
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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ETHNIC, PATRIOTIC, AND SPORTS EVENTS 

Ethnic Celebrations 
The Mayor's Office of Ccoimmity Affairs is running a series 
of multi- cultural events, highlighting a different ethnic group each 
month. A detailed proposal is available from Sandra LeFlore, at the 
Office of Cultural Affairs. 

Patriotic and CcDmemorative Days 

Boston will continue its many traditional patriotic celebrations 
during the Bicentennial. These events will be organized by the groups 
which traditionally present them. 

Boston 200 will provide logistical support and publicity as 
needed. The 200th anniversary of Patriot's Day (April 19), Bunker 
Hill Day (June 17 , 1975) Evacuation Day (March 17 , 1976) and July 
4, 1976 will be special occasions. 

Sports 
All Boston sports teams are working with Boston 200 to promote 
the city and to emphasize the importance of their contribution to the 
life of the city. 



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BOSTON SALUTES THE PERFORMING ARTS 

Boston 200 is working with all performing arts organizations 
in the city to highlight their contribution to the city and to make 
the arts more accessible to residents and visitors. 

Boston 200 will produce a series of Arts Months, to celebrate 
each artistic discipline. Many performing arts groups have special 
plans for the Bicentennial, and others are using their regular 
seasons to emphasize the American Cultural Heritage. 



The Boston Symphony Orchestra: 

The Boston Ballet Company: 
The Berklee School of Music: 



The New England Conservatory 
of Music: 

The Handel and Hayden Society: 



The National Center of 
Afro-American Artists: 



Will commission a new work by an American 
composer and expand the Pops Season and 
Esplanade Concerts. 

Will present a new work by Agnes DeMille. 

Will present a Bicentennial series on the 
History of Jazz in America. 

Will open the Bicentennial with "Music 
Is The Spirit of '76." 

Will present a concert of New England 
Women Composers. 

Will present "Celebrate 1975 and 1976: 
The Black Experience," as well as other 
special Bicentennial exhibits and performances. 



Many more plans are being developed, and detailed descriptions of 
the programs already created are available from these institutions. 



Boston 200 feels strongly that all cultural institutions should 

be supported by the community at all times, and trusts that the Bicentennial 

will be a catalyst to general awareness of the importance of art to 

Boston life. 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS AND HISTORIC RESTORATION 
THE CITY IS LIVABLE ENVIRONMENT 

Boston is at once a city, a region, and a state of mind. 

The Bicentennial is an appropriate time to celebrate 
Boston's unique physical character. Boston 200, in conjunction with 
the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Boston Department of Parks 
and Recreation, has embarked on a major program of historic restora- 
tion and environmental improvement. 

This program seeks to capitalize on Boston's natural beauty 
and special assets through the restoration of historic sites and 
the addition of such amenities as benches, trees, bicycle racks, 
and litterbaskets . 

Boston must maximize its long-term improvements of the urban 
environment so that the city will remain "livable" for future 
generations . 



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THE BOSTON NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK 

On October 2, 1974, the President signed legislation creating 
a Boston National Historic Park. 

The inestimable historic, architectural, and cultural value 
of seven sites within Boston first inspired the concept of an 
Urban National Park and Boston is the first city to be so designated. 
Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House, Old North Church, the Old State 
House, Bunker Hill, the Old South Meeting House, and Charlestown ' s 
historic Naval Shipyard will be the first locations to be acquired 
for the Park. 

Within the next two years, the National Park Service will 
tend to these sites, and make its many services available to 
Bostonians and visitors, thus insuring that these sites are 
maintained and preserved for future generations. 



SPONSOR: Department of the Interior, National Park Service 
APPROXIMATE COST OVER TEN YEARS: $27,000,000 



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NATIONAL REGISTER GRANTS 1974-1975 

The National Register, maintained by the Department of 
the Interior and National Park Service, gives up to one half of 
project costs for restoration of historic properties. The Register is 
coordinated locally by the State Historical Preservation Office, 
and the Massachusetts Historical Commission, which annually 
select eligible properties from applicants. 

In 1974 twelve properties in the city of Boston received 
$277,500 from the National Register. The twelve sites are: 



Faneuil Hall 
The Old State House 
Dillaway-Thomas House 
Cyclorama Building 
Fulton-Commercial District 
Old South Meeting House 



Shirley-Eustis House 

Old West Church 

Old North Church 

Charles Street Meeting House 

First Baptist Church 

Bunker Hill Monument 



The funds are being used for necessary repairs on roofs and 
facades, structural repairs, and the installation of fire and 
burglar alarms. 

In 1975 Boston 200 is supporting applications from both 
public and private sectors in their requests for funds for restoration 
of additional historic sites. 



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THE QUINCY MARKET RESTORATION 

In 1826 the Quincy Markets were built as Boston's first 
publicly financed urban renewal project. The area quickly became 
the heart of Boston's commercial life, and so remained for a 
century. 

The restoration of these buildings will once again invigorate 
the entire market area with new shops, stores, offices, and restaurants. 
New parks and malls are also being built. 

When the Markets were dedicated in 1826 , they were hailed as 
a "handsome addition" to a growing Boston. The restored Markets 
will be a useful and beautiful addition to a twentieth century 
Boston, working to revitalize its unusual heritage. 

The central market building is the site of Boston 200 's major 
exhibit, The Revolution: where It All Began 1760-1775 . 



SPONSOR: The Rouse Company 
APPROXIMATE COST: $23,000,000 



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THE OLD STATE HOUSE RESTORATION 

In 1712 the Old State House was built to replace the Town 
Hall which had been destroyed by fire. From 1830-1841 it was used 
as Boston's City Hall, and was then leased to merchants who allowed 
the building to deteriorate. For 'the past one hundred years the building 
has been cared for by and served as the office and exhibition facility 
for the Bostonian Society. 

A major private sponsor, The New England Merchants Bank, has 
made the leadership grant in the area of historic preservation with 
a contribution of $50,000 to the Old State House for structural 
work, exhibits, and increased staffing. 

Now, for the first time in ninety years, this beautiful 
building will be renovated and repaired. 

In addition to private funds, the City of Boston, HUD, the 
National Park Service, and the National Endowment for the Arts are 
all underwriting the restoration. 

The roof will be completely rebuilt, using as much of the 
original slate as possible. The cupola will be renovated; the 
exterior brickwork, windows, and gutters all will be rejuvenated; fire 
alarms will be installed, and the electrical system rewired. 



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With the cooperation of the MBTA, which plans general 
restoration of the State Street Station, one of the side subway 
entrances will be closed in order to return the building to 
its original appearance. 



SPONSOR: The New England Merchants Bank $50,000 



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THE OLD GRANARY BURYING GROUND 

The Granary, originally part of the Boston Camion, was 
laid out in 1660. It takes its name from the town granary which 
once stood on the site of the Park Street Church as insurance against 
lean years in the city's early history. 

The Old Granary is of extreme importance to the city and 
to the nation' s colonial heritage since it contains the tombs of 
more distinguished patriots than any other cemetery in the country. 
John Hancock, Robert Treat Paine, Paul Revere, James Otis, and 
Sam Adams are all interred here, as are numerous other eminent 
Bostonians, including Peter Faneuil, Crispus At tucks, and eight 
early Governors of Massachusetts. 

The grounds of this historic landmark will be rejuvenated 
by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for the Bicentennial 
while preserving its distinctive and historic character. 

The improvements that will be made include: widening and 

grading the paths to eliminate crcwding; the addition of new paths 

to make walking through the grounds easier and more pleasant; the 

placement of interpretive kiosks as a guide to the 17th century 

stones and sites of special interest; the restoration of the cemetery 

walls and fencing; and finally, planting and gardening in locations 

where deterioration has occurred. 

SPONSORS: The New England Telephone and Telegraph Company $25,000 
The City of Boston 

The National Trust for Historic Preservation for 
the Boston 200 Historic Cemetery Interpretive Program 2,000 



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RACHEL REVERE PARK 

Rachel Revere Park, in the heart of the North End opposite 
the Paul Revere House, is one of the oldest public spaces in 
Boston. It has been in continuous use as a neighborhood park 
since the late 17th Century. 

Boston 200 proposes to improve the Park's physical appearance 
while preserving the Park as a public meeting and recreation place. 
This renovation is part of Boston 200 's goal to leave a lasting 
environmental improvement in every neighborhood of the city. 

The proposed changes include: 

-Strengthening the exterior brick wall 

-Moving the flagpole and drinking fountain out 
of main play area 

-Resurfacing the entire park area 

-Adding benches on the outside wall 

-Painting murals on adjacent blank building facades 

-Marking hockey and baseball lines in the play area. 



COST: $35,000 
SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE 



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THE PHIPPS STREET BURYING GROUND RESTORATION 

In the summer of 1973 Boston 200 sponsored a cemetery preser- 
vation project in Charlestown's Phipps Street Burying Ground, where 
graves date back to 1642. 

The cohesive nature of the community made Charlestown a good 
place for this project. The restoration of this local site by 
local youth resulted in a genuine community project. 

The burying ground was surveyed and cleared of trash. The 
grass was mowed and clipped. The old stone paths were uncovered 
and restored. There was substantial new planting and gardening. 

Under the sponsorship of the Revere Sugar Company and the 
Boys Clubs of Boston, the Phipps Street Burying Ground restoration 
project was expanded in the summer of 1974 and will continue 
throughout the Bicentennial years. 



SPONSORS: Youth Activities Commission (1973) 
Neighborhood Youth Corps (1973) 
Revere Sugar Company (1974) 
Boys Clubs of Boston, Inc. (1974) 



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KING'S CHAPEL CEMETERY RESTORATION 

Boston 200 is working with the Parks Department to do 
substantial landscaping and preservation in historic King's 
Chapel Cemetery. 

This burying ground, dating from 1631, contains the tombs 
of Boston's first settlers. 

For the Bicentennial its five entrance gateways and orna- 
mental ironwork fencing will be restored and additional trees 
planted. 

An interpretive panel explaining the significance of the 
site will be constructed on a kiosk, and the walking paths will 
be regraded. 



COST: $48200 

PARTIAL SPONSOR: The City of Boston 

SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE: 

Tree Planting $ 3,000 
Landscaping 5 , 000 
Interpretation 3,500 

$11,500 



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THE COPP'S HILL BURYING GROUND 

Copp's Hill Burying Ground in the North End was Boston's 
second cemetery. Among 10,000 interred there are Increase, Cotton, 
and Samuel Mather, Edward Hartt (who built the U.S.S. Constitution), 
Andrew and John Eliot, and Prince Hall. 

This beautiful open spot, with its fine waterfront view and 
fascinating gravestones, needs rehabilitation and maintenance if it 
is to be an attractive visitor site during the Bicentennial. New 
lighting, benches, trees, and walks are required, as are repairs 
on the fences, retaining walls, and some walks. The existing trees 
must be pruned, and grafitti removed from the stones. 

With adequate clean-up, the placement of an interpretive panel, 
and adequate maintenance through 1976, the Copp's Hill Burying Ground 
will become one of the most interesting and relaxing places to visit 
in Boston. 



COST ANALYSIS: 

Restoration : $91 , 000 

Additional Maintenance for Bicentennial years: $ 8,000 

PARTIAL SPONSOR: The City of Boston 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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RESTORATION OF JOHN ELIOT SQUARE 

John Eliot Square, an open space surrounded by historic 
buildings, including the Dillaway-Thomas House, is in need 
of major improvement. In order to emphasize the continuing 
evolution of the Black community, and to provide support for the Roxbury 
Action Program's efforts to restore the entire Highland Park 
area, major restoration of the Square is imperative. 

Restoration of John Eliot Square will include creating a 
park and parking space adjacent to the Dillaway-Thomas House, 
creating a new traffic pattern, and a full-time resident to keep 
the Square clean, as well as the restoration of the Dillaway-Thomas 
House. 

Renovation will make this Square appealing and useful to 
merchants and residents, so that it can become a viable center 
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THE OLD SOUTH MEETING HOUSE RESTORATION 

This expertly crafted building, a church for the Third 
Congregationalists on Sundays, was a chief forum for open debate in 
the 18th century; it was here that Bostonians began to realize an 
independent American consciousness. 

Many crises and problems - from the impressment of Yankee 
sailors to the Boston Massacre - were faced and argued out in its 
beautiful interior. Its most famous meeting, on December 16, 1773, 
culminated in the Boston Tea Party. 

Old South has survived two centuries of rain and snow, the 
British Army ( which used it as a riding exhibition hall) , the great 
fire of 1872, and misguided attempts at demolition. But not without 
some wear and tear. 

The building must be rewired, the cornices, ceilings and 
woodwork repaired, and the interior painted. 

In addition, Boston 200 is cooperating in a program to augment 
the Old South Society's longstanding tradition of providing historical 
education for the general public. 

DETAILED PLANS AND PROPOSALS ARE AVAILABLE 
COST: $238,000 
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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T HE BOSTON COMMON AND PUBLIC GARDEN 
THE CITY OF BOSTON MASTER PLAN 

The Public Garden and the Common may be the most important 
landmarks in Eos ton. The pleasure Bostonians have derived from 
these beautiful open spaces is immeasurable. 

The Bicentennial, with its great influx of visitors, focusses 
our awareness that the Garden and Cannon are in need of attention. 
It is essential to keep these parks for future generations, as 
well as to make them presentable to visitors. The City of Boston, 
with matching funds from HUD, will spend 6 million dollars on the 
Common and Garden over the next 2-3 years for landscaping, planting, 
cleaning, upgrading, and lighting. 

Boston 200, feeling that these spaces are immensely valuable, 
is calling on corporations, organizations, and individuals to help 
fund this major environmental project, which the City cannot 
afford alone. 

Boston 200 has established a Fund for The Garden and Common 
to receive tax deductible contributions which a contributor can 
earmark for specific ecological projects. 

We must all cooperate in caring for our most lovely urban asset. 
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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THE LIBERTY PLANTREE PROGRAM 

In 1646, because Boston was sadly lacking in trees, the 
original colonists planted an elm on the Common. More than a 
hundred years later, in 1765, angry townspeople hung two British 
officers in effigy from its branches , named it the Liberty Tree , 
and gathered below it, calling themselves the Sons of Liberty. In 
1775 the British cut it down, but after the War was won, Lafayette 
honored the stump with these words: "The world should never forget 
where once stood the Liberty Tree so famous in your annals." 

The Liberty Plantree Program has reaffirmed people's interest 
in this history by replanting the Liberty Tree near its original 
place, at the foot of the Common. 

This program is also encouraging general replanting of urban 
areas. 

Interested citizens, community groups, the media, and 
businesses can each sponsor planting and reforesting. 

A tree is a beautiful investment in the future, a splash 
of green against cement, and a cleanser of the city's air. 

COST: Individual Tree $125 
1973-1974 Sponsorships: 391 trees 
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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Environmental Improvanents and 
Historic Restoration 



THE GARDEN FUND 

* 

The City of Boston, the Friends of the Public Garden, the 
Horticultural Cannittee, and Boston 200 are cooperating in a 
program of improvements for the Public Garden and the Common. 

Boston 200 is administering a Garden Fund to raise money 
for this important project. The funds raised will be used for 
replanting the shrubbery at the (Commonwealth Gateway to the Garden, 
and for acquiring specimen trees for the Common. 

The Garden Fund will meet needs not covered by general 
city appropriations, and allow a celebration of the Bicentennial 
by maintaining and improving our beautiful public park. 



AMOUNT RAISED AS OF NOVEMBER 1, 1974: $3,600 

TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS 

MADE TO: Boston 200/The Garden Fund 

One Beacon Street 
Boston, Mass. 02108 



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Environmental Improvements and 
Historic Restoration 



AMENITIES FOR VISITORS AND RESIDENTS 



BENCHES: 



Boston 200 has completed an inventory of public spaces along 
its new Discovery Trail Network, and has identified 80 
locations where benches should be placed. These benches 
will allow visitors to rest as they walk the trails , and 
will, of course, provide lasting neighborhood improvements. 



Cost Analysis: 

1 bench @ $300 X 80 benches 



$24,000 

Sponsorships Available 



LITTERBASKETS: 



Additional litterbaskets , properly installed and maintained, 
will make Boston cleaner. Boston 200 is cooperating with 
city departments and many institutions in the private 
sector to accomplish this important project. 



Cost Analysis: 

1 litterbasket @ $125 X 100 



$12,500 

Sponsorships Available 



BICYCLE RACKS: 



The need for bicycle parking spaces in Boston is increasing. 
Boston 200 will encourage and coordinate the placement of bike 
racks throughout the city at locations now being determined. 



Cost Analysis: 

1 bicycle rack @ $100 X 15 



$ 1,500 

Sponsorships Available 



KIOSKS: 



Boston 200 has developed a design for an information kiosk 
which will be placed at various street level locations. 
The kiosks will incorporate the individual neighborhood 
Discovery Trail maps on one panel. The other two panels will 
contain a street map with transportation information and 
a historic sunmary of the area, with prints of how the area 
appeared at various times in Boston's history. See page 45 
of this catalog for further explanation. 



Cost Analysis: 
1 kiosk @ $2,500 



Sponsorships Available 



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NEIGHBORHOOD AND ET HNIC PROGRAMS: INTRODUCTION 

Boston 200 's neighborhood programs have been designed to 
explore the physical and cultural history of the city. 

Through the formation of Neighborhood Bicentennial Committees 
in each of Boston's twenty-one neighborhood communities, Boston 
citizens are producing oral histories, local history exhibits, 
and small scale physical improvements. 

The Bicentennial can be a catalyst in developing civic and 
cultural pride. The city's major ethnic populations - Irish, Italian, 
Hispanic, Qiinese and Black - are creating programs to celebrate 
their contributions to the city. 

BOSTON 200 NEIGHBORHOOD BICENTENNIAL COMMITTEES 



Al Is ton/ Brighton 

Back Bay 

Beacon Hill 

Charlestown 

Chinatown 

Dorchester - Fields Corner 

Dorchester - Franklin Field 

Dorchester - Uphams Corner 

East Boston 

Fenway 



Hyde Park 

Jamaica Plain 

Mattapan 

Parker Hill/Mission Hill 

Roslindale 

Roxbury 

South Boston 

South End/Bay Village 

West Roxbury 

Waterfront 



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NEIGHBORHOOD ORAL HISTORIES AND ARCHIVES 

Boston 200 is working closely with all of Boston's neighbor- 
hoods to develop an integrated series of oral histories to highlight 
significant themes of twentieth century history in the city. Each 
community research team is working in cooperation with Boston 200 's 
staff historian to organize, collect, and publish oral history 
materials . 

Professional assistance in the technique of oral history is 
being provided by historians at Boston University and the University 
of Massachusetts, Boston. 

Each oral history project focuses on a particular aspect 
of twentieth century Boston - such as changing patterns of family 
life, the ethnic composition of a particular neighborhood, or themes 
important to a comnunity's religious and cultural life. 

Each community in the oral history program is also establishing 
an archive to store the materials assembled and to make them available 
for further research. 

Neighborhoods now participating in the project include: 

Allston/Brighton Jamaica Plain 

Charlestown Mission Hill 

Qiinatown The North End 

Dorchester Roslindale 

East Boston South Boston 

The Fenway The South End 

Hyde Park West Roxbury 

The Hispanic Community The Black Community 



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Oral History and Archives Page 2 



The second phase of oral history project will include: 

Blue Hill Back Bay 

Waterfront West End 



PARTIAL SPONSOR: The Blanchard Foundation $ 7,500 

The Godfrey M. Hyams Trust $25,000 



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NEIGHBORHOOD HISTORY BOOKLETS 

Each of the Boston neighborhoods that are assembling oral 
history materials will publish a thirty-two page booklet 
containing the most significant passages collected, together 
with graphic materials showing how the face of Boston has changed. 

Each booklet will also have a short history of the neighbor- 
hood, its origins and development. The finished booklets, forming a 
series, will be distributed in each neighborhood, and throughout 
the city. 



COST: One booklet 

Total cost for 20 booklets $ 2,500 
5,000 - 10,000 copies of each: $50,000 

PARTIAL SPONSOR: The Workingman's Cooperative Bank $5,000 - 7,000 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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MARKERS FOR BOSTON NEIGHBORHOODS; LOCAL HISTORY REDISCOVERED 

Many of the most significant sites in Boston's twenty-one 
neighborhoods are unknown because they are unmarked. 

Boston 200 has created a series of 85 markers to identify 
and explain these sites, which have particular cultural and 
historic merit. Since many of the sites to be designated have 
never been identified with markers , this program will do much to 
awaken interest in Boston's local history. 



SPONSOR: The Boston Gas Company $25,000 



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NEIGHBORHOOD HISTORY EXHIBITS 

Boston 200 is working with all the neighborhoods in the 
city to mount twenty special exhibits for 1975-1976. These ^/isual 
presentations are. being designed under a fellowship program with 
students at the Boston Architectural Center, and emphasize tine 
historical development of each neighborhood. Each exhibit is being 
designed by a student team as part of an accredited class project, 
under professional supervision. 

The finished exhibits will be easily transportable, and will 
be displayed throughout each neighborhood during the Bicentennial 
at schools, libraries, churches and other locations. 



COST: $62,845 

SPONSORS: The National Shawmut Bank 50,000 
The Committee of the Permanent 
Charity Fund . 10 , 000 



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BOSTON 200 ETHNIC PROGRAMS: 



BOSTON SALUTES ITS PEOPLE 



The United States is a kaleidoscope of ethnic diversity. 
This social phenomenon is especially apparent in the city of Boston, 
which has more than a score of ethnic groups with distinctive 
cultures . 

Boston 200 feels that the Bicentennial is a time to highlight 
not only those people who founded America 200 years ago, but also 
the individuals who arrived as immigrants and have done much to 
shape the modern city. Therefore, Boston 200 has brought together 
representatives of the larger ethnic groups, who have organized them- 
selves into Task Forces. Among these are the Irish, the Italians, the 
Hispanic, the Chinese, and the Black communities. 

The Bicentennial programs being planned by these Task Forces 
vary widely in content, but each expresses the desire of each group 
to celebrate and preserve its individual past. 



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BOSTON SALUTES ITS PEOPLE: THE IRISH CONTRIBUTION 

Boston 200's Irish Task Force has planned a program to celebrate the 
large and various contributions of the Irish people to the city of Boston. 
The program consists of the following exhibitions, publications and events: 



An exhibition, "Irishmen, Ireland, and The Revolution" to be shown 
in Boston City Hall. The exhibit, which demonstrates the significant 
part played by the Irish in the Revolutionary War, will be portable 
and will travel to other cities and towns as part of an exchange 
program. 



The Dillon Battallion Colors, accompanied by the Irish Chief of 
Staff, will be welcomed at Boston City Hall. 

An exhibition of contemporary Irish art, "Irish Directions in The 
Seventies" will open at the Institute of Contemporary Art on May 
17, 1975. 



Two separate editions of "Ploughshares," the Irish-American Literary 
Journal, will reflect important Irish contributions to American 
letters over the past two centuries. 



A 32-page booklet, "Boston and The Irish," will be published 
to inform and entertain the general public. 



An evening of entertainment at the Orpheum Theatre will feature 
the Chief tans and Siobhan McKenna. This concert will be a special 
'kick-off to the Bicentennial, to promote interest in and raise 
funds for the Irish Task Force. 



Detailed plans and proposals are available. 
PARTIAL SPONSOR: The Massachusetts Bicentennial Commission $10,000 



SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: Exhibition $25,000 

Historical Booklet $ 4,000 



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BOSTON SALUTES ITS PEOPLE: THE ITALIAN EXPERIENCE 

The Italian Task Force is developing an exhibition which 
highlights the work of the Italian craftsmen who built many of 
America's finest buildings during the late nineteenth and early 
twentieth centuries. 

Especially in the area of ornamentation and decorative arts, 
American architecture of this period was influenced greatly by 
the skills which Italian immigrants brought with them to the United 
States. (Just one of many fine examples in Boston are the famous 
Bertholdi friezes on the Boston Public Library.) 

The exhibition features these unsung artisans of America through 
visual material (photographs , old prints , drawings , etc . ) and through 
tapes of interviews with some of the craftsmen who are still alive. 
The modern construction industry, which is primarily owned and 
operated by Americans of Italian descent, also is highlighted. 

It is expected that the exhibition will open in Boston City 
Hall and then tour to towns and cities throughout the country during 
the Bicentennial. 

DETAILED PLAN AND PROPOSALS AVAILABLE 

PARTIAL SPONSORS: The Massachusetts Bicentennial Ccnmission $5,000 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: Exhibit $25,000 



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BOSTON SALUTES ITS PEOPLE: THE CHINESE EXPERIENCE 

China and the Chinese have played an important role in the 
life and history of Boston. Largely because of the wealth 
accumulated by the lucrative China Trade in the early 1880' s, the 
city became a leading financial center in the United States. There 
has been a Chinese community in Boston for over 100 years, and 
new inmigrants are arriving every year. 

Programs for the Bicentennial are being developed by the 
Chinese Merchants Association and by several Chinese students from 
College III of the University of Massachusetts, Boston. The 
merchants are raising $10,000 from their membership for physical 
improvement projects in Chinatown, while the College III students 
are conducting an oral history program in both Chinese and English. 

Boston 200 will produce a booklet which highlights the 
Chinese experience in Boston, from material collected during the 
oral history interviews. The budget for this program is high 
because of the high costs of translators and printed calligraphy. 



PARTIAL SPONSORS: The Massachusetts Bicentennial Commission $ 5,000 

The Chinese Merchants Association $10,000 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: $10,000 



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BOSTON SAIUTES ITS PEOPLE: THE HISPANIC EXPERIENCE 

Boston's Hispanic community - Puerto Ricans, Cubans, 
Central and South Americans, and Spaniards - is composed of relatively 
new arrivals to the city. It is a highly diverse community with 
the Spanish language as the strongest cultural bond between the 
groups. 

Because there has been little documentation of the heritage 
and life-styles of Boston's Hispanic peoples, Boston 200 has under- 
taken an oral history program to record the Hispanic experience - 
why individuals came to Boston, their customs, their problems, and 
how they have adapted to the city. 

The oral history tapes will be source material for a booklet 
focussing on the Hispanic population's experience in Boston, to be 
published in both English and Spanish. The taped interviews will 
then become a permanent archive in an Hispanic Conmunity Center. 



PARTIAL SPONSOR: 

The Massachusetts Bicentennial Commission $5,000 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: $25,000 for Hispanic Projects 



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Black Programs Neighborhoods 

PROJECTS IN THE BLACK OOMflJNITY: A SUMMARY 

Various organizations in the city and the Black Community 
are developing historical and artistic projects to celebrate the 
Bicentennial. 



-The League of Women for Clonmunity Service will restore 
their building at 558 Massachusetts Avenue; 
PARTIAL SPONSOR: The Massachusetts Bicentennial Commission $5,000 

-The Boston Black Artists Association is creating an illustrated 
calendar of famous Black Bostonians; 

-The Eustis Street Firehouse, the oldest firehouse in the 
city, is working with the Boston Fire Department to create 
an historical exhibit on fire -fighting ; 

-A Black Tourism project is being created; 

-A monthly newsletter of Black events will be distributed to 
conventions, travel agents, and the city at large; 

-Boston 200 held a Black symbol contest for teenagers to 
design the marker for key sites in Black history; 

-The National Center for Afro-American Artists will present 
its famous 'Celebrate' in 1975-1976, as well as numerous 
other programs; 

-An important program at Walpole, Norfolk and Framingham will 
employ prisoners on work-release to fabricate Black artifacts 
which will be sold at the Charles Street Meeting House to raise 
funds for naintaining all these programs. 

In addition to all these events, the Equal Rights League, 

headed by Melnea Cass , is sponsoring a permanent memorial to Crispus 

Attucks, to be erected in the Old State House. 



DETAILED PLANS AND PROPOSALS HAVE BEEN PREPARED 
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: Costs by individual projects 



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Black Programs Neighborhoods 

THE MUSEUM OF AFRO AMERICAN HISTORY 

In 1972 the expanding Museum of Afro-American History- 
acquired the early 19th century African Meeting House on 
Joy Street. The structure is the oldest church building in 
America constructed by Black workers for their own use and was 
an important 19th century center for the Abolitionist Movement. 
With funds from the Massachusetts Historical Conniission, 
structural repairs and renovations were begun, and the Museum 
expects to move in the summer of 1975. 

The Meeting House will contain archives, and a permanent 
exhibition on 18th and 19th century Afro-American History. It 
will also be the starting point for the Black Heritage Trail. 

A multi-media presentation will orient visitors to the 
significant buildings and landmarks that they will encounter, 
and museum staff will guide visitors along the Trail , which 
includes the Smith School, the Meeting House Parsonage, Middleton 
House, Lewis Hayden House, and the Charles Street Meeting House. 

The Black Heritage Trail Brochure, with detailed maps and 

explanations, is now available. 

COST ANALYSIS : Restoration $567,500 
Multi-Media 243,000 

PARTIAL SPONSORS: The State Street Bank and Trust Co. $30,000 

The Godfrey Hyams Trust 20,000 
The Committee for the Permanent 

Charities Fund, Inc. 50,000 

DETAILED PLANS AND PROPOSALS HAVE BEEN DRAWN 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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Black Programs Neighborhoods 



THE BIACK HERITAGE TRAIL AND BROCHURE 

Boston 200 and the Museum of Afro-American History have 
identified and designated sixteen buildings and monuments in 
downtown Boston as the Black Heritage Trail. 

The Black Heritage Trail includes 18th and 19th century sites 
such as the African Meeting House, The Charles Street Meeting House, 
The John Smith House, The 54th Regiment Monument, Old South Meeting 
House, the Site of the Boston Massacre, and Copp's Hill Burying Ground. 

A series of unified markers will guide the visitor along the 
Black Heritage Trail. In addition, under the Neighborhood Marker 
Program, there will be a series of historic and informative 
markers in areas of the city where 20th century black history has been 
made - Roxbury, The South End, Mattapan, Dorchester, and Jamaica 
Plain. 

The Massachusetts Bicentennial Commission and Museum of Afro- 
American History have worked with Boston 200 to produce a brochure 
which includes an historical trail map, descriptions of each site, 
and a summary history of the Black Community in Boston. 



SPONSORS: Peter A. Strauss Foundation $3,000 

Massachusetts Bicentennial Commission $7,000 



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THE DILLAWAY-THCMAS HOUSE: THE LIVING HISTORY CENTER OF 
THE AFRO-AMERICAN MUSEUM 

The historic Dillaway-Thomas House, built in the 1750' s, 
was the parsonage for the First Church, Roxbury, until the twentieth 
century, when the City of Boston acquired it. Although there was 
some renovation in 1930, the house is badly in need of repairs, 
fire and burglar alarms, and a thorough cataloguing of the objects 
and documents it contains. 

When restored, the Dillaway-Thomas House will be the Roxbury 
Living History Center of the Museum of Afro-American History, 
where craftsmen and artisans will demonstrate Black crafts from 
18th and 19th centuries. 

The house will also be the site of a 20th century Black cultural 
exhibit which emphasizes the value of history to the Black coirmunity, 
through walking tours, multi-media shows, classes for children and 
adults, a library, and a curriculum guide. 

The program focus ses on the lives of the vast majority rather 
than the exceptional individual, and thus examines the basic character 
of the Black Community. 

SPONSORS: 

The City of Boston $33,000 

Massachusetts Bicentennial Commission $25,000 

Historic Preservation Grant $25,000 
(National Park Service) 



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BLACK HISTORY: EXHIBITS 

Three fascinating exhibits about the Black Experience in 
Boston will open in 1975. 

The first, concerned with Abolitionism and the Underground 
Railroad, will be housed at the League of Women for Community 
Service, Inc., 558 Massachusetts Ave., Roxbury. This house was 
itself a stopping point on the Underground Railroad, and will be 
an appropriate and beautiful setting for the exhibit. 

A second exhibit prepared by the Black Librarians at the Boston 
Public Library will trace a mythical Black family in Boston through 
the generations from original settlement in the North End as freed 
slaves, to Beacon Hill, Roxbury, Dorchester and finally Mattapan. 

This exhibit will travel to libraries in all Black Communities 
in the Boston area. 

Finally, there will be an exhibit on the development of the 
Black Church in Boston. 

In addition, Boston 200 will bring the Smithsonian Institute's 
exhibit "The Black Experience in The Revolution" to Boston in the 
summer of 1975 . 

SPONSOR: The National Shawmut Bank $7,500 



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BLACK ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM AND BOOKLET 

To have a permanent, written record of the Black Community 
since 1890, historians are assembling oral histories material 
in all of Boston's Black neighborhoods. 

These taped interviews will be the basis for a Boston 200 
booklet, "Black History in Boston" which will inform readers 
with anecdotes and reminiscences about the past in the words of 
those who lived it. 



SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: 10,000 copies of 48 page booklet $4,000 



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VISIBLE PROJECTS: LASTING IMPROVEMENTS IN BOSTON NEIGHBORHOODS 

The Bicentennial will provide a time in which each neighbor- 
hood in the city can make a lasting physical improvement to permanently 
enrich the quality of life in the city. 

The projects vary from pedestrian malls, to historic preserva- 
tion projects, to vest pocket parks. These environmental improve- 
ment projects will be implemented through the Neighborhood Bicentennial 
Comnittees with the supportive services of Boston 200 and will be 
on-going throughout 1975 and 1976. 

Some examples of the visible projects now being undertaken 
by Neighborhood Bicentennial Comnittees: 

Hyde Park: Beautification of park and mall adjacent to the 
municipal building. 

Roslindale: A project to repair and restore the fence surrounding 
the Walter Cemetery. 

Fenway: The building of a small park for the elderly in a 
portion of the Fenway. 

Chinatown: A program to refurbish the main streets of Chinatown 
with Chinese art and permanent decorations. 

Charlestown: The utilization of the Charlestown Library as a 

permanent community museum with an exhibit on Charlestown 's 
history and an information center. 

East Boston: Conversion of the record floor of the East Boston 
Branch Library into a center for community archives 
and historic research. 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: Cost by individual project 



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Visitor Services 



BOSTON 200 INFORMATION NETVPRK: SUMMARY 

Boston 200 's visitor information network consists of four 
major information centers, approximately 100 secondary informa- 
tion centers, and a central information core. 

Major Information Centers 

1. Boston City Hall Hospitality Center 

2. Boston Conmon Visitor Information Center 

3. Copley Square Visitor Information Center: John Hancock Tower Lobby 

4. Logan Airport Visitor Information Centers 

These strategically located centers will provide information 
as well as visitor comfort and hospitality services. 

Secondary Information Network 

An important part of the Information Network are the secondary 
centers designated for hotels, museums, shops and many public 
establishments. Each will distribute essential visitor information. 

Through this comprehensive system, visitors will be able to 
find information about Boston and the Bicentennial at many 
convenient and diverse locations. 



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BOSTON CITY HALL HOSPITALITY CENTER 

An exciting new visitor center is being built in City Hall 
as one of the city's contributions to Boston 200. Among the 
hospitality services available to the visitor will be a children's 
drop-in and playground area, food service, lockers, and rest and 
comfort facilities. 

Other services include Bicentennial information, special 
exhibits, and tours of City Hall, one of the nation's finest 
public buildings. 

The Visitor Hospitality Center will become the new point 
from which to begin the Freedom Trail. 

PARTIAL SPONSORS: The City of Boston $200,000 

The Hood Milk Company $ 12,500 
(for Child Care Center) 

The Stride-Rite Foundation $ 12,500 
(for Child Care Center) 

DESIGNER: Cambridge Seven Associates 

DETAILED PLANS AND PROPOSALS AVAILABLE 



SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: Hospitality Center Staff 

Equipment for Drop -In Center Playground 



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COPLEY SQUARE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER: JOHN HANCOCK TOWER 



The lobby of the new John Hancock Tower is the site for 
a major visitor information center. The Center features a 
large mechanical and illuminated map of Boston. 

The Center will be manned by a staff of five and will be 
an important place for the visitor to find information about all 
Boston 200 activities. 

The full range of visitor information about Boston will 
also be available - from emergency services to transportation 
schedules, lodging, and food. 



SPONSOR: John Hancock Insurance Company $275,000 
DESIGNER: Cambridge Seven Associates 



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LOGAN AIRPORT VISITOR INFORMATION CENTERS 

In cooperation with Massport, Boston 200 will have four 
informational facilities at Logan Airport - in the International 
Terminal and in the three domestic terminals. More than five 
million passengers travel through these terminals annually. 

In the International Terminal multi-lingual hosts and 
interpreters will be available to help the overseas visitors. 

In the domestic terminals, kiosks will provide local 
and regional information, maps, guides to Boston 200 trails 
and exhibits, as well as MBTA and hotel information. 



SPONSOR: Massport 
DESIGNER: Ingalls Associates 



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BOSTON CQ4M0N VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER 

The Visitor Information Center on Boston Common, owned 
by the City and the MBTA, and operated by the Greater Boston 
Chamber of Commerce, is the major existing visitor resource 
in the city, handling almost a half million visitors a year. 

The Center will be expanded for the Bicentennial to 
accomodate the increased volume of visitor inquiries. 

Renovation of the booth will make additional staffing 
possible. 



COST: $24,500 

SPONSOR- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 

Staffing provided by: The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 

The City of Boston 



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SECONDARY INFORMATION NETWORK 
GREATER BOSTON HOTELS, MOTELS, COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, AND BOSTON INSTITUTIONS 

With the cooperation of Greater Boston hotels and motels, 
and many of Boston's cultural and commercial institutions, Boston 
200 has established a city-wide Secondary Information Network. In 
most cases, existing facilities will be used to provide information 
about Boston 200 exhibits and programs, as well as essential facts 
about Boston's transportation system, its support and emergency ser- 
vices, and Boston 200 's calendar of on-going events. 

Participating organizations will designate staff to be trained 
by Boston 200 in essential facts about the city. 

It is expected that close to 100 organizations will be part 
of the Secondary Information Network by April, 1975. 

HOTELS AND MOTELS 



The Marriott 
The Sheraton Boston 
The Copley Plaza 
Howard Johnson's 57 
The Parker House 
The Colonnade Hotel 
The Holiday Inns 
The Lenox House 



The Fenway Hotels 
The Hotel Sonesta 
The Ramada Inn 
The Treadway Motor Inn 
The Dedham Inn 
The Sheraton Tara 
The Colonial Hiltons 
The Hilton Inns 



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CULTURAL AND COWERCIAL INSTITUTIONS 



MBTA 

State House Information Desk 

Traveler's Aid 

Christian Science Center 

J.F.K. Federal Building 

Massachusetts General Hospital 

Boston Public Library 

Harvard University Information Center 

Gray Line Sightseeing Company 

Boston Taxicab Association 

Massachusetts Restaurant Association 

Boston Police Department 

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 

Little City Halls - 17 locations 

Boston Center for Adult Education 

The U.S.O. , Boston 

Museums of Boston 

Mass. Department of Commerce and Development 

International Institute 

New England Council 



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SOUTH STATION INFORMATION KIOSK 

South Station is a major pedestrian crossway. The MBTA, 
the Tea Party Ship and Museum, the Old State House, and the 
Freedom Trail, as well as offices under construction, all contribute 
thousands of visitors and workers to the area. 

As some confusion and construction will continue through 
the Bicentennial years, Boston 200 feels that it is essential to 
install a highly visible kiosk near the South Station MBTA exit. 

The Kiosk will contain maps, directions to nearby points of 
interest, and phones attached to the Visitor Information Centers 
at City Hall and the John Hancock Tower. The phones will link 
visitors with the room referral service, daily events, listings, 
transit service, and special aid information available at larger 
Centers. A guide to staff the Kiosk would double its usefulness 
to visitors in the area. 



COST: $50,000 

Kiosk 20,000 

Staff 30,000 for 1975 and 1976 
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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BOSTON 200 ACCOMODATIONS CLEARING HOUSE 



Boston 200 is establishing a rooms accomodations clearing 
house for the Greater Bos ton Area which will ease the problems 
of out-of-town visitors staying overnight during the Bicentennial. 

The Clearing House will provide quick informational 
service linking approximately 130 hotels and motels in Greater 
Boston. 

This service could very well continue after the Bicentennial 
and become a permanent visitor resource to Boston. 



COST: $30,000 - $40,000 annually (1975 and 1976) 
SPONSOR: The Greater Boston Hotel-Motel Association 



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CLEANING UP BOSTON FOR THE BICENTENNIAL 

The Bicentennial presents an opportunity for cleaning up 
the city. 

Boston 200 is coordinating the appropriate city departments 
and key institutions from the private sector in a major effort to 
clean Boston's streets, parks, buildings, and neighborhoods during 
the Bicentennial. 

The requirements of a we 11 -coordinated clean-up campaign 
in the city include: 

1. Additional trash removal in areas surrounding Boston 200 
exhibits and trails ; 

2. Additional clean-up services in such heavily travelled 
historic neighborhoods as Downtown Boston, Beacon Hill 
Back Bay, the North End, and Charlestown; 

3. A general public awareness campaign on the clean-up effort; 

4. Special trash removal projects in cooperation with the 
neighborhood groups; 

5. Placing and maintaining additional litter baskets; 

6. The cleaning of visible facilities, building facades, 
construction sites, taxis and buses, and Boston's many 
statues, monuments and plaques; 

7. A citizen Task Force for inspection and reporting. 

Boston 200 is working with property owners, commercial buildings, 
and downtown stores, as well as neighborhood groups, to insure that 
everyone does his part. 

A special effort will be made to maximize the use of existing 
city departments in the clean-up campaign. 



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THE BOSTON 200 CLEAN-UP CORPS 

The Boston 200 Clcan-Up Corps will provide the added manpower 
and administrative services needed to keep Boston clean during 1975 
and 1976. 

The administrative personnel will coordinate with existing 
city departments and the private sector to make certain the particular 
problem areas are handled efficiently. They will also work with 
volunteer groups and neighborhood organizations on special projects. 

The Clean-Up Corps will have its own crew to maintain the 
Boston 200 neighborhood walking trail network and the areas 
surrounding key exhibits , information centers and events . 

COST: Between $5 , 000 and $13,000 according to location. 
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS : 

1. Neighborhood Walking Trail Network: 

Back Bay The Waterfront 

Beacon Hill Charles town 

Freedom Trail - North End South End/ Bay Village 

2. Boston 200 Major Exhibit Sites 

"The Revolution: Where it All Began" 

"The Grand Exposition of Progress and Invention" 

"Where's Boston: Visions of the City" 

3. Boston 200 Major Information Centers 

City Hall Hospitality Center 
Copley Square Visitor Center 
The Boston Common Visitor Center 

4. Additional locations at key historic sites and Boston 200 Exhibits 
DETAILED PLANS AND PROPOSALS HAVE BEEN DRAWN 



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1 . TIFF. ROSTON ?00 NEWS PAPER 

Beginning April 1, 1975, Boston 200 will issue a 4-page, bi-weekly 
newspaper which will be distributed free at Boston 200 Information 
Centers, hotels, transportation facilities, and exhibits, as well 
as at numerous neighborhood outlets. The main purpose of the news- 
paper will be to keep visitors up to date on all city-wide events and 
to inform them of significant Bicentennial Activities. 

ADVERTISING SPACE AVAILABLE 

2. THE BOSTON 200 BULLETIN 

This quarterly publication is distributed to Boston residents and 
others interested in Boston 200 activities. Basically a magazine 
format, the Boston 200 Bulletin contains progress reports, historical 
features , photo essays , news stories, and other information relating 
to Boston 200. Partially supported by advertising, this 28-page 
magazine is mailed to 10,000 people on the Boston 200 mailing lists 
and is distributed at City Hall, Little City Halls, and at the many 
meetings and events sponsored by Boston 200. 

ADVERTISING SPACE AVAILABLE 

3. THE BOSTON 200 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

Also called "When It All Begins," this one-page calendar will contain 
much of the same information that will be available on Boston 200 's 
pre-recorded telephone message line. However, it will be printed on 
a quarterly basis and sent to people inquiring about Boston and Boston 
200 activities. It will also be distributed to members of the travel 
industry (agents, airline, trains and buses) outside Boston. To be 
supported by advertising, this calendar will come out eight times 
during 1975 and 1976 with a total distribution of approximately 
400,000 copies. 

ADVERTISING SPACE AVAILABLE 

4. THE NEW YORK TIMES SUTPLEMENTS 

As part of Boston 200 's overall public relations and advertising program, 
a color supplement in the New York Times on Sunday, March 23, 1975, 
is planned. This magazine will focus on Boston as a touring and vacation 
destination as well as its Bicentennial program. Titled "The Americans 
Are Gxring," this magazine will reach 3.5 million Sunday Times readers 
across the nation. Advertising will pay for the cost of this special 
supplement . 

ADVERTISING SPACE AVAILABLE 



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5. " WHEN IT ALL BEGINS" - A DIRECT-DIAL MESSAGE PHONE 

This pre-recorded telephone information line will contain three 
minutes of information on Boston 200 exhibits and events, as well 
as sports, theatre, music, and other miscellaneous activities. 
Decals explaining the information line and promoting the telephone 
number (338-1975) will be placed on telephone sets in hotels and 
other locations throughout the city. By dialing the number, 
visitors will get current information on many activities taking 
place daily. 

6. A BOSTON 200 EXHIBIT 

Six hexagonal kiosks are being displayed in sites in and around 
Boston, depicting the Boston 200 program. The kiosks have appeared 
in bank lobbies , store fronts , shopping malls , and trade shows . 
Each kiosk depicts one aspect of Boston 200 and contains photographs , 
copy> and illustrations . High visibility sites are selected from 
many requests to display the exhibit. 

7. THE BOSTON 200 BROCHURE 

This full color brochure is a synopsis of Boston 200 's Master Plan 
explaining each of the Bicentennial program's five areas of activities 
(Citygame, Festival American, Neighborhoods, Visitor Services, and 
Physical and Environmental Improvements) . It explains the purpose of 
Boston 200 to Boston residents and participants. As of January 1975 
seme 70,000 copies will have been printed, in two editions. 

8. THE BOSTON 200 FLYER - THE AMERICANS ARE COMING 

As part of an effort to allow people outside of Boston to become 
aware of and interested in Boston 200, a two-color promotional 
brochure has been published to highlight the most interesting elements 
of the Boston 200 program. It is hoped that this brochure will 
induce people throughout the Northeast to come to Boston during 
1975-1976. Some 240,000 copies have been printed and are being 
distributed widely. 

9. THE BOSTON 200 ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN 

An advertising campaign geared to tell New Englanders , New Yorkers , 

Philadelphians and others in the Northeast about Boston 200 will 

be run during the winter and spring of 1975. Magazines, newspapers, 

billboards , and airport displays will carry Boston 200' s campaign 

message that "The Americans Are Ccming - To Boston, Where The Bicentennial 

Begins." 

A separate public service campaign will be geared to Bostonians 
themselves to solicit their interest and participation in Boston 200. 



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THE FREEDCM TRAIL BROCHURE 

One million copies of a revised Freedom Trail Brochure will 
be published in April 1975. 

Boston 200 has surveyed and researched each of the sites 
along the Freedom Trail, and has developed improved interpretive 
material for the Freedom Trail Brochure. 

These landmarks of our culture — The Boston Common, The 
State House and Archives, The Park Street Church, The Granary Burying 
Ground, King's Chapel, the site of the nation's first public school, 
The Old Corner Book Store, The Old South Meeting House, The Old 
State House, the site of the Boston Massacre, Faneuil Hall, The 
Paul Revere House, Old North Church, and the U.S.S. Constitution -- 
demand extensive distribution of the best publication possible. 

Boston 200 and the Freedom Trail Foundation, with its many 
supporters, have begun this job. But a major sponsorship to 
underwrite this important project is still required. 

COST: $30,000 for 1 million copies 
SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE 



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THE FREEDCM TRAIL FUND 



Boston 200 has established the Freedom Trail Fund to 
assure successful coordination of all the sites on the historic 
Freedom Trail. 

This resource will underwrite the coordination of 
all the sites, so that there will be uniform opening and 
closing hours during 1975-1976. The Fund may also be used 
for additional staff and guide services during peak visitor 
periods . 

The Fund will operate for a twenty-eight week period 
during the Bicentennial to guarantee operating costs for any 
site as need is demonstrated. 



COST ANALYSIS: $40,000 annually (1975 and 1976) 
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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THE BOSTON 200 GUIDE PROGRAM: A SUMMARY 



Boston 200 has developed a comprehensive Guide Program 
to serve the needs of the many visitors expected in 1975-1976. 
The Guide Program has three elements , which are : 



1. Staffing Boston 200 Information Centers with well-trained, 
knowledgeable Bostonians. 

2. Special training in the art of historical interpretation for 
selected Guides for Boston 200 exhibits and key historic 
sites . 

3. The formation of a Boston 200 Youth Corps, composed of local 
high school students, with extensive training during the 
school year , to be employed as Guides during the summer months . 



SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: 1 Boston 200 Guide $7500 

1 Youth Corps Guide $3000 



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BOSTON 200 GUIDE TRAINING PROGRAM 

The Boston 200 Training Program has three district courses 
to make sure visitors are well served. 

First, all Boston 200 staff will undergo intensive 
txaining before they serve as guides at information centers or 
historical interpreters at key historical sites. 

Secondly, public and private employees who are in public 
contact positions, such as the police, cab drivers, and hotel and 
motel employees, who will be frequently called upon to serve 
visitors, will receive formal and follow-up training about Boston, 
Visitor Services, and Boston 200. 

Finally, there will be a media campaign to make everyone 
as informed as possible about Boston and Bicentennial events, and 
at the very least to make them aware of their role as hosts for the 
many visitors who will come to Boston in 1975-1976. 

SPONSOR: The American Revolution Bicentennial Administration $88,000 



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BOSTON 200 GUIDES; STAFFING BOSTON 200 INFORMATION CENTERS 

The Boston 200 Guide Program will provide visitors with the 
personal services they need to make their stay in Boston enjoyable 
and memorable. 

A trained Guide can not only help visitors find things they 
know they need — hotels, restaurants, and currency exchange — 
a Guide can also suggest activities and opportunities of which 
visitors may not be aware — exhibits, special events, plays, 
concerts, and little-known historic sites. 

Guides can select from the vast array of Bicentennial 
activities those which would be appropriate and appealing to 
individual visitors. Guides will ease visitors' transportation 
problems with a complete knowledge of Boston's public trans- 
portation system. 

Guides will be sensitive to the needs of the handicapped. 
And, finally, Guides will have the necessary language abilities 
to coimiunicate with foreign visitors. 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: 1 Boston 200 Guide $7500 



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BOSTON 200 GUIDES: INTERPRETING BOSTON'S HISTORIC SITES 
AND BOSTON 200 EXHIBITS 

Historic sites are the chief visitor focus in Boston. 

However, a city presents barriers to the re-creation of the 
past in the mind and imagination of visitors because the modern city 
overloads visitors' informational and emotional circuits. It is 
difficult to comprehend more than 200 years of history in one vista. 

Trained historic interpreters will take the time to share 
their knowledge with visitors and will bring to life Boston's most 
treasured sites , such as Faneuil Hall , The Old State House, and 
the old burying grounds, as well as the Boston 200 Exhibits. 

Many trained interpreters are needed so that each can give 
spontaneous, detailed attention to a few visitors at a time. 

The Bicentennial will bring such physical improvements as 
exterior lighting of historic buildings and well-marked walking 
trails to Boston. But personal interpretation of all these sites 
will transform a pleasant experience into a truly memorable one. 

A visit of unusual quality is the goal for the Boston 
Bicentennial, but it can not be achieved unless there are numerous 
qualified, and well- trained interpreters. 

SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE 1 Boston 200 Guide $7500 



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BOSTON 200 YOUTH CORPS 

Boston 200 will involve the young people of Boston directly 
in the Bicentennial by employing them during the summers of 1975 
and 1976. 

By December 31, 1974, students will be nominated from schools 
throughout the city. By the beginning of the second semester, Boston 
200 will choose twenty students to participate in the Youth Corps. 

Boston 200 staff will train the students through lectures, 
discussions and explorations of the city. The materials developed 
during this training period will be made available to Boston teachers 
for use in the classroom. 

The Youth Corps will work a 40 hour week guiding, staffing 
information booths, and the like. Training will continue on the job, 
and the young people will be supervised by experienced adults . Each 
student will have several different tasks and responsibilities over 
the course of the summer. 

Because they will be making a significant contribution to 
the Bicentennial, the students will be paid $2.25 an hour for 
training and working time. But the rewards of expanded horizons 
will provide compensation that cannot be measured in dollars. 

DETAILED PROPOSAL ON REQUEST 

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: 1 Youth Corps Guide $3000 



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AIDS TO FOREIGN VISITORS IN BOSTON 

Boston 200 is inplementing a comprehensive program to serve the 
city's increasing foreign visitor population. In addition to coopera- 
ting with such existing institutions as the Boston Council for Inter- 
national Visitors, the World Affairs Council, and the International 
Institute, Boston 200 is creating a Hospitality Center to be the 
focal point for activities and events presented in Boston for the 
benefit of the foreign visitor. The Center will offer mutli-lingual 
assistance and information, receptions to meet Americans, guided 
walking tours in a variety of languages, and a multi-lingual phone 
service. 

Boston 200 's Foreign Visitors Staff has completed an extensive 
inventory of retail establishments and cultural institutions throughout 
the city where foreign languages are spoken. Such sites will be 
identified by special decals in 14 languages. An inventory of city 
government employees speaking foreign languages has also been completed. 

Boston 200 will also provide multi-lingual literature for 
promotional aids overseas as well as translations of such essential 
guides to Boston as the Freedom Trail Brochure. 



COST: 

Foreign Visitor Center: Director $10,000 

Part Time/ Students 5,000 
Telephone lines 
Equipment, Publicity, 
Refreshments 10,000 



$25,000 for 1975 
$25,000 for 1976 

Multi-Language Brochures: 100,000 at 5c each = $5,000 

for five languages (French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese) $25,000 



SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 



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BOSTON 200 SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE 

Boston 200 's Shuttle Bus Service went into operation at 
the beginning of July, 1974. 

The Bus Service not only reduces auto congestion in the central 
city, it offers a convenient, direct means to get from one exhibit to 
another, with a trained guide for a driver. 

The Boston 200 Shuttle Bus stops at the Boston Camion Visitor 
Information Center, the Charles Street-Boston Common Parking Garage, 
the State House, Government Center, the New England Aquarium, the 
Tea Party Ship and Museum, the U.S.S. Constitution, Bunker Hill, 
the Museum of Science, the Customs House, Old North Church, and 
the Paul Revere Mall. 

In 1975 and 1976, the Back Bay and the Fenway areas will 
also be serviced by the Shuttle Bus. 

Tickets are now available at the Visitor Information Center 
at Tremont Street, but during the Bicentennial years they can be 
purchased at all Boston 200 Visitor Centers, and at hotels, 
museums and restaurants throughout the city. 

For $2 a ticket, the visitor has unlimited access to the 
Shuttle Bus Service for the day of purchase, and is entitled to 
50c discounts on admission to the Science Museum and the New 
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TASK FORCE ON THE HANDICAPPED 

Boston 200 's Task Force on the Handicapped has developed a 
new guide to accessibility in Boston. The guide, "Access to Boston 
in '76," covers all sites of historical and cultural interest, 
including Boston's famous Freedom Trail. Also listed are all 
accessible support facilities such as hotels, restaurants, transporta- 
tion systems, parking facilities, schools, and universities. 

The Task Force on the Handicapped is a catalyst for coordinating 
aids for the handicapped. Among these aids are workable braille 
maps, informational brochures on tape recordings, service decals 
indicating accessibility, and video, audio, and physical improvements. 



SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE $15,000 



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